I like the new page. Clean, bright, uncluttered, more customisable & more of a centralized hub* both due to the items (links) across the top and the items (links) w/in the sections.

* increased ease of navigation

And, actually, I am not looking @ more advertising than I was on the old page. Matter of fact, all I have is a wee square @ the top-right offering me to try OneDrive which, I, already, have & use. Oh, & one in the middle about Skype which, I, also, already, have & use. I guess those can be called advertising but, other than them, nothing, no other ads on the page. Nothing but, a couple of MS products, taking up no more space than previously.