Some changes are more subtle when you watch them play out. I'll agree some of these are a little sudden. Like "Around the Corner" sudden. There were hints of a garden there for the last few seasons, though. Looks like it expanded a little more.I guess it's just "not what I'm used to" and I was never good with massive change in general, so maybe just seeing the street I remember over the years look almost completely different just bums me out. I would maybe also appreciate the updates more if I was watching daily with kids (which I don't have).
But as I said, while it is important to talk about physical changes, I still wonder what any format changes will be. Seems that everything that's a major change to the format usually gets changed back, then changed again. Nothing has been permanent as of late.