Actually the new look is not that bad, still a lot of the functionality is not finished yet ( at least I hope they are not done ) so that makes it a rough sale.
This is the new look of most sites and I can see why they would want to look the same instead of different.
One of the first things is to put the "Top" link back on the bottom, this really drives people nuts to have to scroll all the way back up. :iagree:
Basic web design stuff is all.
I have been through more changes and upgrades than I care to say or think about and believe me it could be worse. :iagree:
As far as leaving a site because you don't like the look well My opinion is that you will be losing more than the site will.
Unless they get stupid and throw the good people off there is still a lot of knowledge here.