Stop fiddling with the comment stream
I want to be able to search a long comment stream for commenter's names, including my own. Burying comments behind "Read more" buttons makes that impossible. Some of the links in the notification pane don't work. There was no apparent reason to change the notification system. The drop-down was fine, except that you should follow Medium's lead and leave notifications visible after they are acted upon so that we can revisit them. The notification bell can say how many of the items in the list are new.