Guys, It looks as if WordPress listened to our pleas and has decided to do something about them.
For bloggers using the Twenty Eleven theme, go to Settings > Reading and you will see this:
Turn that sucker off and you will get things back to where they were!
Happy Birthday to me indeed! It’s nice to know our collective voice had an impact so thanks to everyone for shouting it from the rooftops and making WP double-back on this.
It’s a sweet, sweet victory. Congrats to all!