I think it is another new thing that will be ironed out - but I am seeing the Newest, Name and Popular all displaying in the exact same order... I tried several designers and product types and they are not changing? When I sorted by Newest for instance it put them in alphabetical order... I am sure it will come, and it is kinda fun to see stuff I had forgotten about lol :-)
I agree with Carol though, it is big and bright and EASY to see! LOVE that!!!
Not sure about 13 Belle but in 12 you go to your brushes drop down menu, then over to the right is a fly out menu when you click on the 3 little lines... On that list you will see Load Brushes. Select from where your brushes are stored and they will load and be permanent... Not at my computer now so hope this is clear enough?