I love being logged out without notification in mid-browse.
Yeah, that's a fantastic new feature. Never mind having to log back in every single time I surf to the forums... getting logged out as I'm reading a thread is just perfect. Really hits home how much of a quality life-style improvement this change-over was.
I mean, the graphical appeal of the new look is off-the-charts amazing! I really love the claustrophobic feeling, it's like being swaddled in a giant MotU blanikie. Snuggled between two monolithic banner images is comforting and in no way annoying. It's also reassuringly nostalgic - bringing back the look and feel of a circa 2002 webpage is like a warm slice of Mom's apple pie.
And let's not forget how amazing the low-contrast text/background looks. Or the stare-into-the-sun effect of the Mobil version of the site. Yeah, sometimes I forget I even have retinas, and it's so nice to be reminded by either making them work harder to read anything - or by giving them a playful little jolt with bright yellow on white.
So many things to love about the new forums.