I find that ever since the “new tab button” on the bottom bar was removed the productivity and flow has suffered.
Preferably users should be able to customize the button array how they like it. There is no “one-fit-all-solution” to user interfaces. The solution is always to bring customization and options.
So please consider bringing back the “new tab button” on the bottom bar and perhaps even better: make it customizable because I’m sure there are a lot of people that prefer it differently than how I and other do.