Change is welcome, but only if it's for better. Unfortunately, Google is ruining Panoramio...
The people who really decide what will be of Panoramio, the big ones, they don't give a damn to all of us!
I have one interest that makes me still visit Panoramio: travel around the world through the lenses of its many members, and i consider a differential of Panoramio (even if many neglect it) the possibility to see the exact position where a given picture was taken.
I have an old legacy account, Google spokesman said they will cut the acess to all legacy accounts sometime, so i don't know for how long i'll be able to acess my account.
Since i became a member of Panoramio in 2007, i always see the original upload size of each photo, and explore all the detalis of a photo is what i like the most. I use classic Panoramio, and will do so for as as long as it's possbile.