First I'll state that this site is wonderful. As fine a group of people as you'll see anywhere and I'm grateful to the Big Boss for keeping the lights on.
But...for most forums that I visit I have "New Posts Since Last Visit" as my bookmark. So most of the time I am looking at search results. In this new version the format has changed significantly, with huge pictures of envelopes and much lower data density on a single page. This is frustrating as it gives me way more pages of results to have to load (next page....next page....next page....). I tried to configure my options to increase the results per page (or more properly, the results per screen) but came up empty.
Time for a little rant, you can stop now if you don't want to read it.
As a (former) software engineer the concept of changing a GUI "just because" is really annoying. Microsoft does it to try to compete with other companies to gain new users and to increase revenue for training classes taken by existing users who can't afford weeks of downtime just to relearn how to use an application. Just look at Office 2007 vs 2003, or Win 7 vs XP vs 2000. None of these interfaces are faster, more efficient, or easier to use for existing users
than the previous version. Forcing your users to "get used to" a change just annoys them and reduces their productivity.
PS This post typed entirely in "Quick Reply".