Must admit I am not a fan of the new look forum. Seems to be a quite random affair and very similar to the ones over at MI6 - which I don't use for the same reason.
I daresay it is the future though, for whatever reason.
Indeed, what is the reason for this look? Is it something to do with mobile devices as I note that most websites are looking quite 'large' in their aesthetic bloatedness now. Great swathes of site acreage given over to blocks and large text. Seems to be the online equivalent of young kids colouring with wax crayons. Bloody hopeless.