I like the changes to the main news bit. My gripes are as follows:
- As people have said before, the top bit of the page before the news headlines is a bit excessive. I'd at least like to be able to see the latest headline. There's also a big empty bit on the right hand side.
- This may be more of a feature than a bug, but, on Opera at least, the ad between each days news has scroll bars and doesn't display everything. As I say, could be mercifully designed that way.
- Finally, and very nitpickingly, I don't like the OOTB links being bigger than the opening monologue (is there a proper word for that bit?) Just looks a bit untidy to me, but I'm a fastidious bugger.
I actually like the colour scheme, at the top of the screen anyway which is odd because I always use retro colours in 'normal' blues.