Yup. It still looks different.
Sounds like they recognized that a lot of the gold in the information goldmine didn't come through, and they committed to getting it back.
It's like that damned ribbon in MS-Office; I hated it the moment I saw it. But someone at Microsoft decided it was better, and didn't ask my opinion first. Lots of people complained, other people liked it, some just resolved to use it. Even though I still believe it's inferior, it is what it is.
Like the ribbon this new forum takes some getting used to, features are changed. Like the Office ribbon, I don't think the forum is going back either. Time to make the best of it, and move forward. It is what it is.