Bring back the old commenting toolbar
I am an editor and frequently use the PDF mark-up tools, including strikethrough, insert text and especially "replace selected text". In previous versions, these tools were nicely organized in a toolbar across the top of the screen. If you wanted to use one, you simply had to click or highlight within the text as needed, then choose the appropriate tool in the toolbar. The new version consolidates these and other functions in a reduced menu on the left side of the screen. To use any tool, you now have to click a main icon, then choose the desired tool from a pop-up menu.
In a document with dozens or hundreds of edits, these extra clicks and tool selections add up. As a result, the editing process is considerably less fluid and intuitive. I have downloaded an older version of Adobe Reader (couldn't find one of Acrobat) to avoid having to deal with this.
Please bring back the old, complete toolbar of commenting tools.
Will Tyler commented
I'm a book editor and had to disable the new Acrobat experience. It's simply not practical for reasons stated. I'm glad it works better with my Surface Pen, but the old commenting tools allow me to select text and just type on the keyboard while the program generates the appropriate annotating tool. I remember when this feature was first introduced and can't believe it isn't included in the new experience. Acrobat is a publishing industry standard for proofreading, but if the easy annotations go away, say goodbye to business from book publishers.