What the F happened to ChatGPT?

WTF happened to ChatGPT over the last year?

Chat GPT used to actually talk to me like a person. It would respond very directly. It always understood my intent. It always answered my direct question with direct answers.

Now it just likes to spit 5-10 numbered lists at me, and 1/2 the time is not understanding my intent, or suggests things in its lists that it should have just done itself

This is kind of ridiculous how degraded this has become.