So steam has a new storefront and they siomehow managed to make it worse. Here are some lovely examples:
You will notice that this junk which has nothing to do with buying anything takes up the entire viewable area of a maximized steam window at a resolution of 1920x1200. The majority of people use 1920x1080 so this would be way worse for them!
They also included these suggestions as part of their new bloat, it takes the game genres you have played and recomends you what is assumably somewhat popular games in that genre. Please note how awfull these recomendations are, I am not saying those games are bad games (although they probably all are).
I am saying that I would not make recommendations like that because those genres, those games, they should not be recomended like that. Those are not action games for instance, and the game recomendations are too diverse.
Very little of the actual page has anything to do with the purchasing of games, this is bassically it, and that nice large featured window at the top, they also failed to add a filter in the 'new releases' tab to make it only display actual new releases (which IMO was the only thing which didn't work in the storefront, apart from adding games you already have to watchlists!).
Also on the same page, usefull recomendations based on any game you have every clicked on the storefront or put in your wishlist!
Please look carefully at all the picture above, you will notice there is a kind of splotchy look to the picture, when I saw it I started cleaning my screen, it is actually just the 'artistic look' of the store background. Yes even the store background is specifically designed to look like poop. Also there is notable banding on the sides of the storefront, again presumably artistic license.
Whatever happened, to going to the genre page for recomendations for games in that genre, or looking up tags, or even just a system where you click on a game and they have 'people who viewed this also viewed/purchased x'. There was even that god-damned recomended for me tab we had, which was always shit....
TLDR: Very poorly designed storefront with minimal space being used for the actual sale of games, with 90% of space being used for things like helpfull suggestions on games based on genres you have played, games you have played, games you have looked at etc..etc.. Also deliberately grainy and splotchy images that make it look like something has damaged your screen....