I know I'm usually the one to dig her heals in and say "No CHANGE!", but this time, I like the new look.
I like that it's bright. Off-white background with dark letters is a must for people with language disabilities. From what I can see, it looks clean and intuitive to use.
One thing that strikes me is that there isn't much space on the page for the forums. It would be difficult to navigate on a tablet - but there is a mobile view which gets around this problem. Would this be a gateway to the forums or the actual main forum? I still like the clean table style for my main browsing, but I think this would be a great introduction for people new to the site.
ps, also is it fast to load for people with limited internet?