“My biggest complaint is the algorithmic timeline — I truly miss the old timeline where I just saw photos from the people I follow in the order in which they were posted.”
I completely agree with this sentiment, although Instagram’s popularity has always been a bit of a mystery to me. For instance, I want to enjoy photos on my desktop as well as mobile (which was only added relatively recently, and still lags the mobile experience).
Strava recently did this as well, to a roar of disapproval. Of course, they know that it worked for Facebook, so screw the users. And I pay for Strava!