I submitted a ticket to oDesk and they seemed to feel proud of themselves for simplifying the payment process and invited me to leave feedback on the new system.
oDesk no longer shows what the contractor receives at any type of payment screen.
I am continually losing money because of this and this change was a terrible idea, especially when they didn't even tell us about it beforehand.
Those of us who noticed are lucky enough to work with kind clients who are patient enough to make an extra payment or two. I just worry that their patience will run out.