I agree with Don and Joel -- the board is easy to navigate and use when you're logged in and registered. I registered within the first few days of the change, even though I haven't been posting much because we've just been so incredibly busy (
still trying to FIND another new old house
). But I can check in just as easily as before, see what's new and what's not, and follow the posts with no problems.
I liked the old format well enough, but several features (or lack of) were a real PITA. The new format is just fine for me and a bit better even because it's much more similar to some of the other boards I visit. I also think it would be more attractive to new comers who might be interested in joining since it's easier to navigate and more familiar. And, if it's better and more stable for OHW, then that's certainly enough reason for me not to complain about a *free* forum/playground.