Crown Level disappointment
I have been doing this course on a fairly regular basis for three years and I enjoyed going over each section of the lessons redoing them time and again to help imprint the German Language on my mind . Then overnight my whole way of learning has been changed . No longer can I choose which parts of a lesson I feel I need to study . Instead you have a system which seems to ask the same questions time and again whilst moving you up to the next level . I WANT MY OLD SYSTEM BACK . Please , pretty Please .
I hate to break it to you, but Duolingo isn't the only option for language learning. It's not supposed to be a one-stop shop for becoming fluent and you shouldn't be focusing on it solely if your goal is long term memorization and/or fluency.
The crown update, like anything else, is going to work great for some and poorly for others. If it doesn't fit your learning style, find something that does. There are so many options out there and it'd be a shame to not use them to push yourself to your fullest potential.
In the meantime however, people spamming the forums complaining about the update won't solve anything or help you at all.