Well, certainly these changes shouldn’t be driving a worse experience — their entire goal is to improve the experience. It’s not one of those trade-off situations like when blogs incorporate ads knowing it’s a worse experience but needing to balance monetization with user experience. We’re just doing this to make the situation better.
I am currently seeing the map at the bottom of the listing page, and I haven’t personally had any issues with the date picker (we have open sourced it, by the way (https://github.com/airbnb/react-dates).
If you’re still seeing these issues, I want to fix them. Perhaps email me at email@example.com along with the specific OS/browser you’re using? Any details like specific URLs, screenshots, etc., would be really helpful.
I want to make sure you’re getting the full experience!