There's a HUGE difference. In fact it's not even called "split polygon tool" anymore, it's "interactive split tool" now.
Have have seen no differances with the tool myself and its one i use all the time.
Maybe delete your 2013/14 pref files and let it import your old ones from 2011 if you still have them.
You sir, are now my best friend... haha. Seriously, Thanks a bunch! (I kinda feel stupid now)
Hey Sampson, I'm using Maya 2012 so I'm not sure if this tip still works in 2013 but give it a shot.
Select your model and shift>right mouse click and select split, then choose split polygon tool instead of interactive split tool. This has been hidden there for people like you (and I) who hate the interactive split tool. I've saved it to my shortcuts shelf and use it everyday.
Me either bud. So thankful for this forum and website. I love you guys!
Upon checking yer it has changed alot, but i have always carried over my settings including my toolbars.
I am glad that still works, as i could not handle the new tool.