Very simply put: I've lost my will to go on. Please go back to the old system. If you must make it harder, which I would welcome, make it an option to "level up" after one has completed the entire tree.
You can do that. You can complete the whole tree with all skills at level 1. :-)
Here's the FAQ thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26739837
It explains very well how everything is intended.
I particularly like the fact that I can bring some skills to level 5, if I like, and leave others at level 1. It's totally up to me, and ... I love it.
Happy learning! :-)
Hi, this is the French forum, for getting help with French grammar, vocabulary, resources, etc. Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "French " to "Duolingo"? That way it won't clutter up the French forum, and the answers you get might be of interest to others who want to discuss ways to improve Duolingo.