i use the oldest version of the interface of the site i can, it works.
I'm surprised at a lack of comments on this story because there have been plenty universally disliking slashdot beta on many other stories, perhaps it is because nobody wants anything to do with slashdot beta it has no value.
Why not abandon it?
Seems probable that you will lose users by implementing it. which means less interesting posts, which means less reason to come here.
I have to say it is the comments that are interesting there are always new things, new software , recurring problems and peoples experience with these things, views, opinions methodology and insights help differentiate between whats worth spending time on , whats not and perhaps the best way to skin a cat.
by the later i mean problems you may have solved one way, someone else came up with a different way thats faster or easier or just inspires you to try something new.
of course there is a flood of crap that comes in other comments, and the usual troll posts but you skip them and find the good ones.
anyway that is the value in slashdot the comments and it's kept me reading and informed for years many years.
This beta program threatens to reduce the value of this site so perhaps you should reconsider before you lose the value in this site. Thats my opinion anyway and I actually care enough to say the beta program sucks because it will only lead to more crap and less insight. I guess slashdot will likely crash and burn eventually if the crap becomes too much but there is no need to put it into a nose dive, instead of gliding while you think of something to make it better.
If you want to make slashdot better how about a noise or spam filter, I don't mean site wide censorship. I mean a list of keywords that users can supply so say I have the filter "gay nigger" in place then I can have that comment removed from my page view maybe adjust the moderation downwards towards -2 maybe grey the text so i can see its there and read it if it makes some other post out of context. Or perhaps once a post infringes my crap filter all replies to it can also be greyed out.
Anyway my thoughts for what its worth.