Hoky smokes, now that's a lot of change all at once, lot to take in, but actually so far I can see once one gets used to the new format things all be ok. One thing I have noticed just surfing around, I find the new format works a lot more friendlier on my desktop rather than my phone, which for me is all ok, as 95% of my time on here is on my desktop.
An example is like Woody was saying about getting to the forum page in one click, I can't on my phone, but on the computer it goes directly to a page very similar to the old one immediately.
I can understand about the active and such lists going back to regular length after time, that makes sense.
As for a suggestion, I have already found the bright white version hard on my eyes, just too bright overall, so I switched to the Dark version...much better for the most part, but it would be nice it the type color in the post was a bit brighter to make it easier to read. With that said,the type in the quoted part of the posts is very easy to read, hope that makes sense. But possibly this is something that only effects some of us older members with eyes that aint quite what they used to be
K, I'll add this, I just previewed my post as I always do before posting...for me if the type color was white instead of grey would make a huge difference. I can read the header lines very easily, but my own message is almost hard to see.
Otherwise, what I've seen of it so far and running it on a computer, so far so good. Good job and thanks for being open to suggestions.