Pokersars Themes and new features

Haven't been playing poker for a long time and recently getting back into Pokerstars.

I noticed they chopped out many of their themes, including one I used to use (Forgot it's name) or at least if they didn't remove it, they changed how it used to look.

I see they also added "Throwables" (To be honest no idea why, I really don't see the point on them)

What do you guys think of this changes?

Do you keep throwables on? I noticed they are kinda annoying because for no reason at all (Or maybe there is one) the hand starts blinking, making it distracting, no idea what triggers that and if it can even be disabled.

Also, if you turn off throwables, can people still throw things at you?