Congratulations on the launch of your new site. I have to say, though, I’m throroughly underwhelmed. You had a great week of lead-in animations that were spectacular. And just about everyone (myself included) was anticipating the new site. But all we get is a blog layout? I don’t know, I just feel a little let down.
Don’t get me wrong, your new site looks very nice …although, I’m not sure what the purpose of those rounded corners are – they look a little odd in the pixelized (and rather square) layout. Still, the IA seems pretty solid and I have no troubled finding or browsing to the things I want. It’s just that… something is missing. Your site isn’t a blog, but you’ve adopted a blog layout. And because of that, I now tend to view your site with less reverance and with more… “meh”.
In other words, if I didn’t already know your site, I’d take one look and think “oh, another blog” and move on. Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know.