The old AOL v9.2 had one Sign-On screen which showed your screen name and where you entered your password.
Initially, the new AOL "Gold" changed it to two screens - that was slow & bad enough. Now, it got worse as it created a process involving three screens (first just showing your screen name, then a "Next" screen, and after it a screen to enter your password) before a lengthy pause it opens in the "Welcome" section instead of "my Mail".
By the way, watching anything on the "Welcome" section is most frustrating due to the avalanche of aggressively intruding advertisements. Consequently, after checking emails, I quickly switch to Google "News".
Product or Service Mentioned: Aol Email Service.
Reason of review: Bad quality.