I also feel that there are too many separate boards, but I can naviagte the site ok, now that I'm use to it. Also, I like the idea that we all are kinda "new" again. Before on the other threads I didn;t post as much because it seemed like I was in interloper to the community. Now I'm participating more because I can be part of a "new" community. I know many people has formed friendships and all with the old format, but you all can still meet here. It's just going to take some time to get use to the "newness".
Kind related, I was a member on both boards before, and I felt that one board (I don't remember which) was more conservitive that the other. But I like people being able to share there ideas from all points of view, even if I don't agree with everything they say.