I'm not liking it at all and it has little to do with 'resistance to change'.
The washed out effect is down right painful to read, I only last 5-10 minute before the floaters and headache start.
The big blank space to the right on many pages looks amateurish or unfinished.
All in all I'm pretty disappointed. After 10 years as a member I don't see myself spending much time here in the future.
ETA: Looks like all the 'stickies' are gone. That is a shame, some of them represented a lot of hard work.