I like the new look, cleaner. More contrast with a darker blue would help too. It seems faster for me too.
One thing I noticed, besides what's reported above:
in the front page under "latest posts", when you click on the triangle to go to the first unread post, you get an error:
"No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator".
Smiles and icons were not updated with sleaker, meaner 3D stuff? Bad! :tsk: