I have to agree with the majority.... I'm all for change, but this new site is sluggish and slow. It's very frustrating to navigate not having the news headlines on the left hand side, and having to revert back all the way to the portal page just to see the headlines. Also, and maybe this is just a macintosh thing, but trying to access any links at the top, ie... the forums is almost near impossible because of the massive advertisements which you can't collapse or close, that cover right over the top of the links...
This site is seriously bugged, and should have been tested more thoroughly before administering.
This is such a downer guys, would really like to see a cleaner site than this.