I'm still torn between the new and old.
I kind of like the new front page showing all the current posts. But trying to jump to the sub sections is not quite intuitive. I keep forgetting to look at the right side of the screen and go to the top 'categories' button.
I think it's a "English" thing, where we read left to right, so I always look at the left side of the screen for navigation. If there isn't anything there, my brain just shuts down ;)