Here's an idea: Why change what isn't broken?
Seriously, do we have to change our look every year and make it less appealing to use? The old site was easier to use and better to look at. This "new" look, that I've complained about before, keeps popping up and every time it comes up, I complain. I will go to other sites to find what I need (news, searches) and even think about moving my email accounts to a competitor. I think they want this since this is the fifth time I've complained!