Just spotted that people are stuffing comments into various stories here for the sole purpose of complaining about the /. Beta.
Maybe it's because I only occasionally visit here, but are people really that hung up on the current design?
Hell, I can remember when /. didn't even bother with any testing, period, just shoved changes straight onto the production servers. Fun times. (Not)
Having looked at the Beta, it seems to me a damn sight cleaner that some news sites I can think of*. Ok, the comment view controls could use some refining, but that's the whole point of beta-testing, right?
(*I still have nightmares about pre-2000s ZDNet. Makes the current design look almost pleasant by comparison.)