I know better than to suggest that a conspiracy may be afoot, but I am struck by how user interfaces for many of the "utility" sites I frequent keep getting worse. I suppose than, when it comes to about of time spent with these systems, Yahoo! Mail has to be the worst offender. Most recently, it has evolved that one can no longer scroll through a long mail message if that message is embedded in a large image. Apparently, all that matter these days is whether you can flick your way through the content on your portable device with a touch screen. Any other form of interface is too old-fashioned to signify, even if it has a legitimate place in many work practices.
Most recently, PayPal seems to have eliminated all of their drop-down menus. This made figuring out how to transfer money to by checking account a bit of a treasure hunt. Apparently, training for software engineering has now relegated the user into the ecological category of a species on the brink of extinction, almost as if the software exists entirely for its own sake, rather than for what it is supposed to be doing for whom.