We still have vestiges of the 'old web' in forums, IRC (yes, people still use it) and chat apps, where the most recent items appear at the bottom.
A common complaint about the web is that it is still discussed and used in physical terms such as pages. We haven't achieved peak web functionality because we are still firmly rooted in the real world equivalent. Maybe it's a generational thing and we'll only get past it when the old guard are no longer around.
For my own part, I can't readily conceive of alternatives without flights of futuristic fancy into visual and spatial computing, significant advances in AR & VR, and neural interfaces that are probably decades away.
Trying to reimagine text based presentation for the web only succeeds in returning to variations on the status quo because that makes sense to my pre-internet, analogue mind. It's like deciding whether to organise a card based system from front-to-back or back-to-front when you really need a complete shake up that puts the Dewey Decimal System to shame.
But there I go with another physical analogy.
Still, unless the way we learn, entertain ourselves and communicate changes significantly, the notion of pages and 'top-down' presentations will continue to make sense. It's how we fiddle round the edges that might lead us in (slightly) new directions.