Post a static page with the old look and feel?
Is there any chance that the folks at fm would be willing to post a static page in the old fm style? I'm sure you're going to keep 95% of the new style intact, and that's cool with me, but some of us really really admired the old look and would love to have a page of it or even a gif to refer to. Maybe all of the freshmeat styles are ground breaking, maybe not, but at the very least it's an interesting evolution. And while I personally never saw the older editions of fm, after reading some of the posts about how nice those were, I'd love to see them also.
Infrastructure good - style bad
The site mechanics overhaul is good news I'm sure.
But fmII is totally dull. fm's style was very distinctive, and thus refreshing. The black frames, etc, were graphically pleasing. fmII is about as generic a look as I can imagine, and feels like a big bleary page rather than crispy windows into the projects.
The large font sizes, what a bummer. There is a lot to scan in a days list of announcements, and the new font makes it a chore. Etc. At least the icons are replacing the select boxes.
Again, dull, dull, dull. Yes I am trying to hit you where it hurts .