This is a first impression, so I might have missed a lot, but I sort of hate the front page. In terms of utility for the way I use the site (skimming through new software as quickly as possible), it doesn't look like an improvement. I would say the site is, overall, far more stylish, but not as fast. Sort of fits in with the times, I guess. Style before substance- everyone is doing it. You practically can't help getting pulled in that direction. You probably would have to clean room your programming team from all of contemporary culture not to.