OK, a new design.. my first though when opening the site for the first time? Awe. I love the new logo at the top.
My second though, as I go browsing through? How do I set my options to allow it to look like it did before the massive changeover.
I suppose I am of the lucky to be running a 20" monitor @ 1600x1200 - but damn, those fonts are *huge*. Then I go scrolling though.. my eyes are taking forever to adjust having to find objects now, instead of having everything in neat little boxes.
I explore some more... I can log in and do instant messaging now.. nifty.. why does it need to take up so much space on my screen to log in? Perhaps a button on the top to log in. Anyways, a nifty feature - that I will probably never use.. but at least it's there, in case I decide to use it.
To make a long story short, this redesign looks like it took a lot of hard work... and it's nice to see people still working on the site and doing updates.. but I think at the very least, there should be a 'themes' option to allow us faithful to view fm the way we're used to - the old way. New features are great, new layout is not.