Yes... the forums are messed up, pop up images seemed to be blocked, or not working... Tech are you seeing this?
I agree that the old detailed mapping was really nice, and it will hopefully be brought back in some sort in the future. That said, the new Shaded interactive mapping is really fast once you get the hang of it. Make sure you only have Point Snap turned ON, then simply drag the corners to snap a 1:1 on the object. Is it as fast as the old way? Probably not quite, but I actually really like this new Interactive way of mapping since it allows you to visualize changes to the mapping incase you find 1:1 isn't as ideal as you thought.