OK -- I found out how to turn the personalization on. However, it turns off every time I navigate away from the map and I still haven't seen a smiley of my found caches.
I can jump to cache pages on occasion -- though certainly not consistently or often, for that matter.
The site seems a lot slower to me.
I'm trying to find positive changes, but the things I use most aren't working satisfactorily.
Back to Maps Beta. Now I can't move directionally. The buttons are there to zoom in and out, but the round button that one uses to go north, south, east, or west has disappeared. Still no smileys, the personalization still reverts back to off if I move around the website.
This is downright discouraging. I feel like the website took a 5 year step backwards.