In case you're just getting around to installing the new Android app for Springpad, this is something you will need to know how to do(and have probably already figured out).
If you don't like having the thumbnail view for notes(particularly annoying in the task notebook) this is how to get back to list view(and optionally sort).
First tap the part that's encircled, then click on "List" and Voila!
Do you like the new thumbnail view? Why?