While it is nice to have the choice between the blue and yellow color-scheme it would be great if there would be another - less colorful/saturated - alternative, say white or light-grey.
Andrewteee: I know there is no going back, but I prefer the old layout. It was much easier to scan. The new layout has too much chrome (vs content) and there is too much "air/space" around content. I think the color palette and the layout can be tweaked to improve on those challenges. As it stands now I find the forums hard to browse. For what it is worth...
I agree as well that this new layout does make it hard to browse and find an interesting thread in the first place. The two lines (or three lines, depending on the subject) forum index is a step backwards. Before we had all the information at one glance, the layout steady.
To me it seems as if this new forum system is a concession to mobile device users, especially ones with so-called "smart"phones. Well, I don't own a cell-phone at all and like to surf the net with my desktop or laptop computer. I reckon I won't spend too much time at Dpreview anymore since it is for me an uncomfortable place now.