I've seen a bunch of complaints lately about the new beta index. Now, I know that it's been in a state of rapid flux in the past few weeks as they try different things -- sometimes the thing doesn't even render right. Of course, this is 'beta', so you take your lumps as they work out the bugs.
Other than the occasional rendering problem and associated weirdness, though, I have to say that I rather like the new interface.
Wha? Why are you all looking at me like that?
Seriously. Listen. Okay, I don't like the green "idle" look very much, either. I personally think it's a bit difficult to read. But, other than that, I think the changes improve the usefulness of the site. Firehose has become more integrated with the main page, for instance. The whole thing is more dynamic, more AJAXy and overall the feel is much faster and much easier to sort through to find what you're looking for.
If you don't like it, you can always use the RSS feeds.
I welcome your opinions and comments, especially opposing viewpoints.