I've been out all day, and missed the launch, so a belated welcome from me. I hope you like the new look.
We are bound to need a couple of tweaks, and it would be good to hear what you think, but perhaps you could let me know via email, rather than starting a thread? Otherwise we'll end up with a batch of threads, and it may get confusing.
It's great to have a new site; I hope you'll enjoy using it, and perhaps join me in thanking the hard-working development team who put it all together - no mean feat with a site of this size and complexity.
Well, to answer the FE's original question, as opposed to commenting on the latest points, I must admit that up until a week or so ago I thought I would be parting company with the forum.
When the new site went live I promised myself I would give it a fair trial, and I thought about three months.
I have posted many times about how my colour perception is affected by macula disease, and how I use various accessibility options to get round this. This was no problem with the old site, but up until recently the new one actually negated these, and I lost sight of many features.
For the past three months I have been using one browser for reading and another for writing. The alternative was to read using my personal browser settings, and, if I wanted to post, reset the browser to default, write, reset my own setting and check what I have written.
Neither of these solutions was practical on a permanent basis, and, coupled with the many other points which had been raised, I thought I must knock it on the head.
However, within the last couple of weeks most of these issues have been fixed, the only facilities I still can't see are the text features, (bold italic etc.), and I can use keyboard shortcuts for those.
So, thanks to the snagging team, I might be around for a while longer (wailing and gnashing of teeth in some quarters)!