Back in early 2016, the US State Department announced that new changes to the US Passport were coming. If you're reading this, you're probably already aware of the proposed changes. Namely added security and a more durable info page.
At the time, I considered waiting for the new ones to be released since my then passport was expiring soon and I had a planned trip to Russia and wanted to be sure I had plenty of extra pages for my trips ahead. As the trip was approaching, I just said to hell with it and renewed my passport even though the proposed new ones were not yet announced. Turns out I did the right thing, as it is now late October 2017 and they still haven't released the new ones.
What I was really curious about is what everyone thinks about the changes, why there is a delay, and if everyone agrees that they hope the awful design gets a huge overhaul and goes minimalist like they did years ago. Or, take a look at Norway or Switzerland's passports for inspiration.