These sound like just part of the list of interface changes made with 16. Some changes please some while upsetting others, but they were intentional.
Each version prompts a few "will never use FM again" complaints, but many of those names still post here.
while times are a changing - there are some things I'm really missing, the status-area at the bottom left is one of them
I'm not sure what You mean with 'record count' - the box at the top left looks about the same under V16 as under V15
But for the zoom/Status-toggle/indicator 'browse etc,', I would love to have a 'view-setting' (show/hide) instead of the finger-breaking shortcots (maybe they are fine on a US keyboard, but here, they are annoying)