Well, you can probably imagine what I’d say…like Robin, I admire the experimentation but miss the warmth and personality of the old look. I’m not a fan of two-column sidebars; no matter what, they look cluttered to me, and as such aren’t inviting. On the other hand, you NEED some way to feature and better organize all those links. I wonder how many people really follow the featured posts (second column) – do you have any way of knowing? I like the page listings at the top and think these will be more versatile than the old ones; I like the colors, and the bold caps don’t bother me at all. Before you try a photo header, please put some photos in the main column – what a lot of us are reacting to, I think, is the preponderance of text on the page.