The point of this website is to have an easy, standard place to talk about bicycles. If the new format makes it more difficult for some Monkeys to use, don't you think think that sort of negates the point of coming here in the first place? Why come to an online forum that you can't read?
well, it does need to be snazzy and current in order to bring in new peeps. think about apartment buildings. they look cool for the time they are built, then after time they look dated and crappy. the peeps that have always lived there like things the way they are. the new peeps that move in only move there because they cannot afford better.
that said, i think the new stuff looks kinda blah. liked it better the old way.