I put up with the "redesign" for about 2 years, but I cannot take it anymore. I have one super tampax left, so I am going out to the store to buy any brand other than these. They are horrible!
On heavy flow days, I can deal. However, my biggest problem is on days when my flow is light because the tampon becomes soaked with urine. I assume this is due to the skirt and super-absorbant string. I even take care to make sure the string does not become wet when going to the bathroom and that the tampon is inserted all the way in, but I can't avoid this. It's absolutely disgusting and never happened to me with the previous (longer & no skirt) design.
I can't believe you haven't listened to your customers by now, as there have been reviews about this since the redesign came out- from my memory in early 2009. I only put up with it for so long since feminine hygiene products used to be redesigned so often, I was hoping it would be remedied. Clearly, at this point it is not.