Thank you for raising that issue! It’s a very important one.
Change aversion is an interesting and multi-faceted topic. I recommend having a look at Google’s take, at Jared Spool’s retort, and at Google’s response:
by Aaron Sedleylibrary.gv.com
If we take the post written by Google UX Researcher Aaron Sedley as Google's philosophy on why users get upset at…www.uie.com
A few months ago I posted to designstaff.org about change aversion ( http://goo.gl/LqIMx ). Jared Spool recently…plus.google.com
One thing is true: You will elicit some strong reactions to moving around functionalities in a UI when most users have had time to get used to it. It’s not a change you can approach lightly, if you care about the response you will get.
From your perspective, you’re making things better. From the user’s perspective, you’re making them feel stupid. Most people don’t enjoy feeling stupid, even when it’s for their own good.