Really don't like the new crown system. Irritating nonsensical multiple repetition of a singleword.
Got to agree with Julie about irritating repetition. Also think its a big mistake to lose "skill decay". Finally, its a real pain to keep track of where I am up to as I work down the tree without the "Golds" I am trying to persevere but I'm not sure for much longer. Sorry, Duolingo but you've really botched up something that was working very well.