BTW, another change that would be really useful is to not limit the character input so much that people to have to post multiple times to continue the same question.
Another thing that is happening with the new default sort order is that people are posting their same question multiple times because they can't find it and don't think it has posted. Because at the time of posting, new questions have 0 responses and therefore are deemed as "least popular", they get buried 30 some pages at the end of the list, so the poster can't find it and nobody else sees it so it gets no responses.
IMO, the default sort that makes the most sense isn't even an option. That would be to put the posts with newest activity (whether that is the most recently asked or recently answered question).
I've really liked this site and found it very helpful and have done my best to contribute to it regularly, but this particular feature change has me on the verge of leaving the site.
So, I realize this isn't really a question, but it may still be helpful to those that can't find their posts or find anything other than the same old post all the time. Click on "Recently Asked" just above where the list of questions start to see what you or any one else has posted recently. You will have to do this every time you return to the Questions page however.
And finally, to the site web folks.....please, please fix this. I'm pretty sure it is driving some users, both long time users and new ones away because the don't know how to find the questions they are looking for or just find it way to much getting around their fist to get to their thumbs to get there from here.