To be brutally honest, I think the whole change is awful.
Im the first to admit I dont like change.. but when you have a great layout/colour, why try to reinvent the wheel. If it aint broke, dont fix it.
I logged on after being away for a while and, just logged back out again as I was dazzeled by the colours, and the (un-clarity) of it all. it was the same feeling I once has after getting on the wrong bus, get me off quick..
I always remember when Buy and Sell had a fantastic website, they were number one in their field, and then some genius changed the whole dynamics of it... the rest is history.
Toyota had a great car namely the Corolla, and another genius said lets call this number one best seller an Auris...
I accept change is inevitable , but too much here imo.
Im sure il get use to it, but just giving my thoughts on it.
1) when you put in a link to another post, it shows the title automatically and the first few lines https://www.askaboutmoney.com/threads/instant-access-notice-deposit-accounts.102329/post-787164 2) You can start a thread with one fewer click - just start typing in the top box on each forum...
It appears to be much better on mobile which is the main improvement from a user point of view.
Could I ask you to suspend your judgement until we have tailored it to our needs?
In the meantime, check out this thread and add to it as you see fit.
Its akin to being able to breath freely again. The only other suggestion I would advise, is to darken the light blue font. This light colour tends to fade into the white background. To darken this, it would just bring a bit of sharpness to the page, and less focusing of the eyes as you scroll through the posts.
Or maybe, Im just getting on in years and need to visit an optician..