I just upgraded to 2.8.4 thinking that the UI would be a better one. What a disappointment! I'm trying to manipulate images but now I can't save them as png or jpg only xcf (which I don't know what the heck it is). I tried to export but when I export to a png and open it, it still shows up as xcf.
I wish GIMP developers understand that at the end of the day it's about the user experience.