It took a couple of weeks for people to really notice the most significant change in SharePoint Designer 2013 – the visual design views are removed. All that remains is code view!
As a developer this only affects me indirectly. However, I think it is a change that disenfranchises the hoard of power users who depend on this functionality to build solutions. There is a lively thread going on in the Microsoft forums: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officeitpropreview/thread/8f8e2cb3-a90f-4653-9d22-050f9f0d8612. If you don’t like this change and would like to make your voice heard, that thread is the best place to give your feedback to Microsoft.
Author: Doug Ware