Could the designers have possibly made the topic thread font larger? Jeeze. We posters/readers aren't in a rest home or in bifocals. There is a way to bump-up the font if you need too via the browser. Please, please make the font closer 12 point, not a huge html head font for topics.
I want board content front and center, thats why I use this board. The white space, logo, search, nav, topic header and gigantic topic ad are too deep, I just want to see the topics ASAP.
1-20 topics on the main page of a locale board? Come on. There is less than a quarter of content showing than in the earlier board design -which we all grew to love as a content rich, simple board.
Tell me again why chowhound needs a cutesie personality? Or content about areas that I am not interested in showing up when I want to research a single locale/topic? Those images/content ads on the right cut into the content I care about. The super heavy graphic site, like whats in production now, should be an opt in for users, not the default. Can I have a plain view?
Anyone else disturbed by these distractions from the meat of the site?