Chris, many people complain similarly to you. This new update made it a lot better for very active players and made it a lot harder for casuals. What you could try, is to move your storages, especially your elixer, further into your base. This will result in an attacker only reaching them if they destroy enough of your base to give you shield. Meaning, only 1-2 actual attacks per day.
Another strategy I have come across for casuals, is to have a base design for saving gold, one for saving elixer and one for Dark. Basically protecting your desired resource(including collectors) fiercely, but let the others get taken rather easily. This should allow you to protect that one type of resource rather well. Finally the last advice for casual playing I have found, is to drop your trophy count to way below 1000. by attacking with king/queen and clicking surrender right away.
Hope some of this helps .