I'm no longer happy with Philadelphia brand; I just know they've changed their recipe. The tang is gone which means it pretty much has no taste at all and fresh out of the (properly cooled) fridge, it's softer than it used to be (I am talking about the 8 oz. bar) and I've noticed there is a noticeable amount of liquid all around the base and I'm sure it didn't use to be there.
Reason for starting this discussion is I'm wondering if anyone has noticed the same things as me and if anyone has found another brand of cream cheese that they would recommend. I'm planning to make a NY cheesecake and I want the cheese to be wonderful on its own.