Found a couple cool things in this redesign mess:
The crazy staff page
The fact that you can mod this commenty stuff (bans, deletes, that kinda thing)
The cool user banner thing (comments, anyone?)
Still got a couple of niggles though - you cant see the | bar thing while you type, so you dont know where you're typing, and its very hard to find peoples BA, and quite a few broken links.
But its mainly cool.