Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I kinda like it
Somehow I find the site's new look more intuitive and eye-catching
The first thing I saw when I logged today was the Watch Feed with those huge ass thumbs from my watches. I've heard some people complaining that they're too big and clutters their page, but to be honest I found it easy to navigate through and also brings more attention to the pieces themselves. I don't know you, but myself when I'm checking my watches's deviations I usually just give a quick look at the thumbs and just click on the x's until something catches my eye, but of course sometimes happens that I delete a deviation I liked by accident. The big thumbs let me appreciate the pieces better without having to click on them to enlarge them, thus saving me time. You can even fave and comment them directly from the Watch Feed page! Cool beans
The Today page.
Nicely arranged and easy to navigate, it does have a fresh feel to it. It has many different modules that you can see in a second with just scrolling instead of having to find the tab and click it, again saving clicks and time.
I like how you can see the deviations's number of faves and comments in this page too and the ability to browse collections is neat ^^
The thing I don't find too useful is the Connection Hud. I get that its to make new members feel welcomed but lets face it, many of those new accounts are either plz accounts or troll accounts >_>
The hashtags hmmm... well I don't see anything inherently bad about them. I don't really care if it looks like Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr, if it works it works and that's about it. It'd make it easier to browse topics you like I guess, but personally I don't find it too interesting tbh.
About the deviant frontpage, mine looks kinda cluttered now. The Activity widget is way too long for my taste but it seems you cannot edit it and its anchored in the peronal zone. Minus points there.
The ability to write status updates? Hmm well you know me, I'm not the kind who constantly needs to update everybody about what I'm doing at every moment, but I guess its cool for Facebook kind of folks. Maybe I'll use it for humorous purposes every now and then
So overall I think its a great update. It was about time to breath some fresh air around here