I welcome change, after visiting here for a few years I like the change to what it is now. Something refreshing.
But like most people are commenting on that rating system for posts, I too have a comment.
Instead of going by a rating, allow users to BLOCK certain usernames of their choice. Any posts put up by these users are no longer readable to that individual. Put a small icon by the usernames in posts or preferences menu which would pop up a window asking to have that user put into a BLOCKed User List.
This acheives the same effect as with the moderation menu/level but with less clutter on the postings. I for one am not going to select a level for every single CD Feaks visitor. If I dont like what a user says in posts all the time, simply block him and never see a thread he posts ever again.
I know you guyz worked hard on this layout and what Im asking may seem harder to implement then just talkiong about it, but that menu is sooo annoying and ugly.
Other than that I like the layout.