Yahoo what are you doing with the new homepage.
The reason why your old homepage worked for me was the ease of navigating through your popular news articles. The new change not only provides less detail but I can only scroll three articles at a time and when I click on the article I want to be able to preview it rather than redirecting me to the article. You old homepage was much better for previewing the popular articles.
I hope I made some sort of sense. If you can incorporate the same functionality as the old page regarding the news articles I believe more readers will be happier with the new look.