I like some of the aspects of the new design, but not the way it handles comments. If you click on the link under the article that says, for example, "53 comments" it takes you to the comment posting page (which does include the comments but in a different format). If you click on the date and time stamp you will go to just the comments in a fashion similar to the old format.
I am also seeing some trouble where the Google ads are not showing up. If I can't figure that out quickly, I may go back to the old format temporarily.
Eventually we'll move to some form of Typepad or Movable Press format as soon as I do more research.
Stay tuned and thanks for reading!