WordPress has been trying to foist a “block editor” (which it pretentiously calls “Gutenberg”) on its end users for several years.
Like many long standing WP end users, I chose to continue using the Classic Editor option.
Btw, I have a WP paying plan, not a free one.
So I should by rights be able to choose — which you can do if you self host your WP blog somewhere other than WP.com and load a plugin that disables Gutenberg.
I could choose G., or Classic on WP.COM — until today.
Now suddenly the entire Admin menu structure of WP has changed, without advance notice from Automatic or way to opt out.
I was totally gutened, er, I mean gutted.
I prefer things the way they used to be.
I don’t like to be forced to be use something I did not ask for.
This is overstepping my WordPress rights.
This is all so unfair.
UPDATE: I found a way to hang on to my Classic Editor! 😉
just go to your Avatar on the top right of your WP sys admin page, then select (from the left sidebar menu)
Account Settings -> and toggle the “Show advanced dashboard pages” option