This is the worst part of the new change so far. For now I might just stick to the minigame servers where the menu isn't really ever used, because this is truly painful to navigate. Not even sure if death messages are still an option to turn off either; gonna hurt murder mystery games.
Agreed. I already submitted inventory navigation not wrapping around from top to bottom or left to right as a bug on the bug tracker, but that's just one part of the inventory being much worse than it was.
Edit: The other bug I submitted was that when pressing A to pick up crafted items (planks), they don't go to hand, and just go straight to the inventory, which makes crafting sticks a pain on top of the missing wrap functionality.