Why is Bentley discontinuing support for select series? Are you trying to force us to use The Connect addition?
I'm not thrilled with the interface with Connect. And from what I have been reading I am not alone.
I HATE HATE HATE THE RIBBON, I hate all ribbons but I think this one is the worse. There are too many clicks to get to the task you want to go to.
Back in the old days, Bentley was proud that they required fewer mouse clicks \ keystrokes to perform a task compared to Autocad. That workflow went out the window. Using JUST the ribbon just count how many clicks you have to make. LESS IS MORE!
This should help:
You can also pull out many of the same toolboxes in Connect and dock them to make it look almost exactly like V8i..
Double click the Ribbon to make it shrink down into a menu type interface.
I was hesitant at first, but I much prefer Connect now.
Like this. If you do this and have position mapping then you can avoid most of the ribbon.