Judging by the comments, the feedback was immediate and clearly negative.
I cannot speak for the forum moderation side, but my reaction to the front page was an knee jerk: "Oh no!, not another portal full of noise I cannot speed-read through." Text and hyperlinks are what we need, please, and as little graphics as possible. Think lynx, thank you.
Or you could go to GOP.gov and realize that both parties get to use the
It isn't Obama's fault that the GOP hasn't made GOP.gov into a site that people want to spend time on - clearly the GOP would gain if they could engage the electorate with their platform and their proposals to solve our problems. They have the platform, they aren't using it, and it's not Obama's problem that change.gov is so much more high profile.