Honestly...I don't love it. I'm definitely with squish on the "too much white" thing, and it feels like there is a lot more empty space now, but not in a good way. And that scary grinning crate...lol, frankly, I get more than enough of him on the main site! The forum is my escape from his vacant staring eyes!!
I hope I'll get used to it. I hate when sites/forums change their layouts. It's rarely for the better IMHO.
lol, sorry for the negativity everyone. Just being honest.