Change in behavior or bug for NextCloud linux 2.3.3 client for Ubuntu?

I have no clue how support for the PPA provided Ubuntu NC client works, but with the latest 2.3.3 update released a day or so ago, it seems that the client has a grey icon all the time.

Ubuntu Client PPA

This used to imply that connectivity was broken and some administrative action was required on the client and/or server.

When I look at the folder sync status icons they each are grey and say “signed out” if you hover over them.

Is this now a new expected behavior for normal functionality? Or does this means that there is a problem somewhere and a bug needs to be reported?