I am new to this board, though not to boards as a whole.
In my opinion, for what its worth, this looks like a really great place. It loads fast, has lots of content and seems very professionally run. I understand why some people may object to it changing, I have been reading the threads which are sometimes quite heated. However sometimes you just have to see how things go, give them a try, before you decide they are bad.
If you don't like the way things are going, you can tell the mods and admin. Probably better to do it politely though. Few people respond well to being told their hard work is a lot of crap. If you still don't like things, but others do, then maybe it is time to move on. That is what I will do, however so far so good, but then it is all new to me and I have no comitment to the good old days.
Just my thoughts as a n00b, to balance the views of the old hands.