I'm pretty sure what Notch is doing is taking the feedback he gets from the people here, and any emails or whatever, as well as his teams input. People have obviously wanted the new features, and Notch has used their ideas(along with his) to enhance the experience, not make it worse. Minecraft is amazing, and every day it's getting better. I love seeing the new features, and exploring. I just want it to hurry up and get here, that's all. If you don't enjoy what Notch is doing for all of us, use the client that reverts it back to the desired update.
One thing I will complain about is the Minecraft community. It's just degraded since the game got more popular, but that's what always happens I guess. (With obvious exclusions, you know who you are.)
Anyway, just go play an earlier version then. Do you think the whole game is going to change just because of one whiny little kid? There's no reason to take things away from others just because you don't want them. Just because you don't like fries, it doesn't mean I can't have some.