First off, congrats on the new site.
I'm sure there will be as many opinions about it as there are users....I know there was a comment about things being too white, but personally I love the new simple and clear feel to everything.
I also love the new big search box stuck up at the top there.
Couple of negatives though -
I know that these are inevitable and will be an important source of income that keeps the site free for all us punters - but do we really have to have 4 areas of the page dedicated to the exact same Google ads?! One lot is more than sufficent thak you...the more you push it in my face the less likely I am to click on those links.
Why that horrid red and coffee colours as background to google ads? seems totally not in keeping with the nice new pristine site design.
Also why so big? they take up a lot of "real estate" on the page...looks about a third of the width of a page in my browser
Will there be an option in the future for users to dontate and remove ads like there are on other similar forums to this one?
Great, but would be better with a link up the top somewhere rather than hidden between the Google ads!
oh....and did I mention those darn google ads?!?!?! ;)
Keep up the good work, its apprecaited really! :)