I would like to discuss a number of experiential issues with the new United. I understand that each issue is individually minor and perhaps inconsequential to most readers. However, the aggregated annoyance of having to experience even one or two of these issues on each trip is weighty and results in things looking fairly dire from the vantage point of this 1K. My issues include: 1) Surprisingly low UDU percentage / SWU's not clearing 2) Exit row and/or aisle/window E+ seating often unavailable one week out 3) Purchasing higher priced tickets does not appear to have much impact on issues such as being accommodated on a standby basis, last minute changes to itinerary, etc. 4) Check-in lines chaotic 5) Seemingly fewer domestic US elite lines at security checkpoints for CO/UA 6) Utter bedlam at the gate - queuing and boarding process is a total balls-up. 7) No way to prioritize gate checked bags on UAX/COX 8) FA's and pilots complaining about the future in front of pax 9) 1K Voice response to major issues watered down to "We're sorry you are not satisfied". 10) 1K line often staffed with unnecessarily argumentative agents 11) Refunds involving CO/UX tickets with CO/UX operated flights only processed after multiple phonecalls 12) Quality of food has deteriorated on both domestic and international flights I will say that some of the above issues are secondary to the fact that 70% of my travel is fairly last minute in nature and also because 30-40% of my travel includes UAX/COX flights lately. It is possible that my experiences may represent a limited sized demographic. Either way, I'd like to hear how others feel about things as CO/UA try to pull everything together.