According to the feature release notes for version 7, you have the option to use the old style and don't have to use the ribbon. Here is the direct wording taken from the first enhancement feature listed:
"New user interface, using Ribbon instead of menu and toolbars. However you can still switch to the old menu/toolbars interface if you want. We recommend that you give try to the new UI though, as some features are not available or more difficult to access with the old interface."
Looks like they gave us a choice has been left to the user. Nice addition HyperSnap.
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