I'm sure in the minority here, but I like this update. And in fact, this is how the forums were, back before that big update to the forums a few months ago.
So like thanks Upwork.
You know I didn't like it at the beginning only because Upwork showed the OP's picture for a while. So just like Ela said, this was the case before but I probably got confused because I got used to seeing the OP's picture instead of the latest reply. Having said so, I am starting to get my mind to accept it as it is. Hopefully, Upwork won't mess with our minds again going forward :")