Things change with time, mostly for the better, but I have to admit I use the browser for 99% of all my editing and still use the classic editor on my photoblog because of the tag tree.
I would not like to go back to 1.5 times. Almost all the time updates work with little or no intervention. No need to ssh into my server, wget a zip file and copy it over my install. Ugh!
BTW – I love that you found Ghost Town in a museum. That tune is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day ..