The new front page has suddenly made the site very obtrusive. I used to be able to enter the front page and see if there were any new blog posts in the lower right. Now, that box is missing.
Also, the addition of auto-playing embedded videos makes me no longer to visit the main page at all! I guess I can update my bookmark to go straight to the Blogs page to skip all of this, but I would think that you would want to revert the main page back to something that is more useful and less repellent than the current one.