Nathan, to clarify, upcoming changes were also announced in several of the weekly newsletters that have come out. If you aren't receiving those, you might want to check your settings (under the My WikiTree drop down menu) and make sure you haven't opted out.
To be clear we generally make a very concerted effort to involve the community in any major decisions that affect the site, however, in this particular case, while we did look at feedback from members, this was not something that could be a community decision.
Chris looked at this from all possible angles after listening to our feedback, your feedback, and any other professional opinions he sought. The changes made were not made lightly or easily and have weighed heavily on him for awhile now. He does his best to be as open and transparent as possible and ultimately do what is best for WikiTree.
The flippant remarks about Chris and about the changes are really not appreciated or helpful. This has not been easy for anyone, especially not for him. If WikiTree is broken for you now, there are other sites you can try. But here, we are focused on moving forward in the best ways possible. Onward and upward.