I for one, like the feature a lot! I am a shortcut user so I hardly even noticed that the icons shifted. I use the cmd+1-9 keys all day, and when switching back and fourth between apps works well for me if it’s one of the apps I use regularly enough to know its number. ctrl+tab works much better for that. Great improvement.
I can understand how people would not like the location of the icon, and it certainly doesn’t need to be there as far as I’m concerned. The only time I’m going back and fourth between 2 apps, I’m well aware of which apps those are, so there’s no need for me to see the most recent app up at the top. It also doesn’t work so well when you have custom icons for Slack. My “most recent” app right now is the Slack icon, but I don’t even have the Slack icon in my Station, I have my own Slack icons, so that’s kinda weird.