There was a change back in the 50's called the Edsel. Not many people are driving it. Not all change is desirable. The need for change, or the fact that things change is not at issue. What is at issue is that this particular change is one that I am not in favor of and I would suspect that there's likely others beside me who might agree. As granddaddy said "If it ain't broke don't fix it", yet that was what seemed to have happened. As mentioned before it is what it is and so maybe in 8.1 someone can suggest restoring the power to the users to determine just how many columns THEY WANT. So in the spirit of change, lets change it back. That's my vote at least.