This new design is a poke in our eye!
I have in an engl. gallery about 50% less traffic (and earnings). But it's a small site (about 500 pageviews per day).
Google changes it's goal - from Search-Engine" to "Find-Engine". And they use our content for that - without asking or giving us a chance to chenge it. It usually took some weeks untill images disappear from image-search if you change only robots.txt .
In my eyes absolutely illegal.