So yes, there we have it. An avid slashdot reader and fan since god knows when... At least since 2000 possibly?
The new design just isn't suited for a website such as slashdot. A technology website, with the majority of readers being geeks.
It's too much web2.0, gradients and rounded corners. More and more useless little AJAX-ish details seems to be added everytime I visit.
Slashdot is about news, in other words information. Readability. user-friendliness, and accesibility should be the only criterias.
The most annoying part about it, is that slashdot went ahead and made the redesign a contest. A contest like this is nothing more than getting free work done by others, and compared to hiring someone professionally, you get a load of suggestions to choose from.
Yes, it was a good thing that slashdot decided to update their code to comply with new standards(read: css and xhtml/html4).
But that doesn't mean it had to go for a horrible web2.0 design.
So for me (and many other oldtimers I can imagine!) I read slashdot with the (thankfully) available RSS-feed.