Not simpler and induces erroneous clutter in the timeline. Why look at the original document when you can take the fine and accurate transcriptions Ancestry provides?
The Place field is another problem. Auto-memory no longer works in the place field. More steps to achieve the same result is not an improvement.
I used this new review function for an hour before reverting back to the original when it was first released. It's clunky. It doesn't appear Ancestry took any feedback into account. It wasn't ready for prime time when it was first released and isn't now.