The fact that iWork on the Mac has lost functionality isn’t
because Apple is blind to power users. It’s because they’re
willing to make a short-term sacrifice in functionality so that
they can create a foundation that is equal across the Mac, iOS,
and web versions. It will take time to bring these new versions of
iWork up to parity with what the Mac used to have. In the meantime
all platforms have to live with the lowest common denominator.
This is what I think, too. Doesn’t make it any easier to stomach if you relied on features that have gone away though. And let’s see how long “short-term” is.