It’s something I’ve noticed as well. Even though excel simplified some of the calculations, I find 1). It seems to take me longer to process a question on the computer and then formulate the response on a computer, 2). It is an absolute pain to work on some of the more formula intensive questions (like the frequently tested long formula in BKM7, oddly, I can’t recall if it was on the exam or not anymore).
I would really love to know if someone has come up with a trick on how to take on dealing with long formulas in excel.