Well, that went from informative to ranting pretty quickly...
I have my options set to use Classic Index under both the Classic Index tab and also under the Dynamic Index tab. Yet, I'm getting the Dynamic Index. I'm running FF3 on an Ubuntu install (which has got to compromise a huge chunk of the the /. populace), and instead of being able to simply change the threshold as in days of yore, I have this ugly-ass, stupid slide that FALLS OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE F'N SCREEN!
Seriously slashdot, you are supposed to be a den of nerds. A place where geeks congregate to commiserate about the poor decisions made by their Pointy Haired Overlords that lead to a crappy product. So HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY PROVIDING SUCH A CRAPPY PRODUCT!
I've been here 9 years now and seen a robust community decimated by crappy "improvements." Some of the improvements have been really good. The Classic Index is a fantastic example of that. And yet, instead of doing tweaks here and there, you roll out the crappy, unnecessary kludge called D2. In all seriousness, who was actually clamoring for this? Seriously, who?
Frankly if, the good index is truly gone, then there's a damn good chance I am, too.