If those "back to simpler days" included an overhaul of the UI menu design to something more akin to what the OG's MW did, I think the game would be stepping in a better direction than what the mess it is we're seeing right now.
Ironically, the biggest UI issue I have isn't the layout of the game modes, but the upper right where you have to manage socials and settings lol...
They used that layout so they could present (force?) more people to play the game modes they want you to play, but that wasn't hard to navigate. It's focused on marketing modes to you rather than just listing them out, and I can get why people wouldn't like that, but perhaps it didn't bother me because it looks a lot like both Hulu and Disney+, both streaming services I already use