I was very much a fan of the more compact size. It was very comfortable to hold and carry. It fit well into a folder, to have handy around the office. It was even a perfect size to curl up with in my easy chair and fall asleep reading.
The new size makes my desk look more cluttered, takes more of my time to dodge the ads and, with all the extra room, still doesn't get me to the end of the stories any faster.