The 2011 template view was better
In template view, the 2011 version was better as you could see ALL your recent files, not just divided up into OneDrive and on your Mac. Best of all was being able to view small images of the individual documents, to work out just which document you need instead of having to open five before getting to the one you need.
The option to see today's, yesterday's, last week's, last month's, etc. documents was also great - especially since it was ALL your documents, not this daft apartheid of OneDrive/Your Mac that you have introduced now.