I was having a ton of trouble with the new layout yesterday, but it seems to be working for me now. Before it was super slow and loaded up wrong on each page (the background wouldn't show up and there were pictures in front of text; just seriously messed up). I don't mind the new design, but it's not perfect. The biggest complaint I have is no more navigation on the left. It was so much easier with that and I don't understand getting rid of it from a design standpoint. The middle section would be fine if the nav on the left was still there. It's a good idea to have more than 1 story stand out on the main page. The right side might be a little cluttered, but I like the idea. I guess that section depends on what you come here for. So yeah, I miss the left side navigation bar.