Hell, might as well use the opportunity to shill my own stuff (seems like that's what /. is for these days, anyway)...
I was one of the first 5,000 /. users, and like most of you, I too am fed up with all the shenanigans since Dice took over.
That said, I'd like to personally invite the whole, babbling mess of you to come on over to The Register at www.theregister.co.uk.
We're different. We're a little weird. We like to write headlines that pass people off. A lot of the site is pitched from a UK perspective, which means Americans sometimes don't get it, but we actually have an international staff with offices in Australia and San Francisco (where I work).
And even if the headlines sometimes get a little out there, the reporting is actually mostly pretty straight -- although we don't mind calling bullshit when it's warranted. Anyway, at least we DO reporting, unlike /., which just slaps a misleading summary on someone else's stuff. And several of our people have actual tech background (though others are just reporters).
What's more, compared to any other tech site I've ever worked for, we actually do have a lot of really articulate, whip-smart commenters on our stories. I think you would like some of what you read there. We have some trolls and dimwits, too, but that's par for the course.
Fair warning: our comments ARE moderated by our editors. That's probably never going to change, owing in part to the truly ludicrous UK libel laws, where we can be held responsible for the contents of your comments if we "publish" them. But most of what we pull are just pointless personal attacks and spam.
And as a bonus for /.ers, our site design is about as ugly as the old /., so there's that.
Come check us out. We might be kind of an acquired taste but once you acquire it you might be hooked.