Ability to pin the sidebar open for better navigation
One of the things i liked from the previous dashboard was the fact i had the navigation open at all times to help me navigate. Now everytime the side bar closes it forces me to open menus again because the categories collapse everytime the navigation is not in view.
Having the sidebar and the drop down menus always open like the old dashboard was more convenient and faster.
While it does look cleaner now, I would rather not go through three steps to get to another page when it used to take one, so giving an option to keep everything open would alleviate this.
Big Plus. Makes me feel like I'm using a touchscreen with a mouse, which sucks