EDIT: ease your workflow using the keyboard shortcuts:
SHIFT+A brings the symbols panel into view
SHIFT+CMD+A creates or unlink a symbol
?in the designer to get a full list of shortcuts.
As of today January 11th 2017, there should be a UI update addressing this in about 2 weeks.
Problem: The new way to show symbols doesn't let a lot of room for symbol names
Here it's not possible to distinguish "inner pages menu" "inner pages header" "inner pages footer" etc.
And if it's going to be the same icon for each, what's the point of making a grid rather than a list?
Also we lost the ability to reorder them.
Thanks for listening.