I like the new design. I like how the New Topic and Reply buttons have graphics from Mail on them. Also it's good that the four little circles with pictures in them got updated. I can't tell what the last one is though (the first three are the Xserve, TiBook and iMac).
However, it's annoying how now the menu used to select what forum to jump to is only at the bottom, no longer at the top. So if I want to go from forum to forum, I have to either click back and then pick it again, or I have to scroll all the way down to the bottom. Sure doesn't make a good case for anti-tab people, considering tabs solve the problem perfectly
but we won't go there here. Can that be fixed?