I have been gone from here for some time (very busy as a full time college student and working 2 part time jobs) so upon my recent return to browsing and viewing the awesome cakes, I found the format had changed. I am normally a "keep it the way it was ... it was working fine" person but I have not found anything in this new format that caused me a problem. I haven't read all posts in this 21+ page thread so there may be issues I haven't encountered yet.
I recently had to get a new laptop (geesh, I burn them out fast! My 2nd one in under 4 years!) and not all of my bookmarked articles transferred. But I've had no problem finding the threads or recipes in CC that I wanted to keep and that I use for reference when helping other cakers. When I want to view a CC'ers cake photos, I was not stymied by the folders of cakes in their profile .... I just clicked "see all" and didn't have to sort thru folders.
I can still access only those forum posts that are new since the last time I logged in. I have no problem 'getting back' to my original page because like someone mentioned a few pages ago, I stopped using back-arrows/buttons a LONG time ago (in ANY website) and almost automatically open everything in a new tab for viewing.
I haven't played with some of the new options that Bluehue mentioned (color words, etc,) but that sure looks like something fun!!! The formatting tools I am seeing at the top of this "reply" box look easier and are more options than I remember.
I cant' comment on any Home page changes because I never went to the home page anyway .... then or now. To access CC, I had it bookmarked straight to the forums page and then I would/will go to the photos page to see newly listed cakes.
If these changes enable Jackie and Heath to keep the site running smoother on the back end (faster respond times, less crash time, fewer band-aid fixes to programming issues, etc), then I'm happy with it! :-)