The only thing I like is the addition of the quick-reply; although to be honest, it too is less than overwhelming in the fact that it is a flash to a popup.
Pretty lame FSM. This site now leads in the WORST designed user forum, and WORST motivation for upgrade, of all of the internet modelling forums. What a joke. Thanks for sticking the enormous banners and adds all over every viewable page now. Guess its pretty easy to see where your motivations for this came from.
The design is so cluttered, its a demotivation to actually visit the site at all.