I really enjoyed using the new system, actually. I wasn't having any issues. The only thing that I might suggest just for additional ease of use, is when you click on an item, and it brings up the menu, and you click move or rotate as soon as you've done either of these ONCE, the menu closes, now I don't know about everyone, but when I chose to rotate an item, it never rotates the way I need it to the first time. My suggestion would be, allow us to move/rotate items more than once, before the button that we clicked on disappears. And to close the button, we could simply click on the item again, or something to that affect.
Overall, I really enjoyed the new housing system, now how bout you let us make our houses even bigger, and perhaps give us a couple more styles. ;D