Welcome to a new and improved Cucking Stool!
It looks pretty much the same to me, Spotty.
Maybe it does to the casual observer such as yourself, grasshopper, but trust Spot when he says that it's much better: easier to navigate archives, easier to find permalinks, and that's just the beginning.
It will be easier to load and change items in the sidebar: badges, polls, photos and videos, and promotions for Drinking Liberally.
It's a brave new world, grasshopper.