I very much like the design of the new look. It's got a much more sleek look which I think adds to the overall feel of the forum. Since I joined here back in September, a noob looking for answers, I've gotten an experience from this safe-haven of Access knowledge and have actually grown my skills in MS Access quit a bit. Sure I still need help on here but I suppose that's to be expected. Anyways I digress. The forums look much better.
P.S. I'm also finding the auto-save feature a relief. Just today I had been preparing a new thread and accidentally lost the entire post. Luckily it had been saved.
P.P.S It may be just me, but I think the brighter colors are whats making the website seem so much more open. Kind of like opening a window in a stuffy room. Nice.