If the design changes of these boards is an example of Yahoo's new managments competence, thet are surely doomed. Take a simple idea and make it needlessly complex and difficult to navigate, somebody trying to justify their high salary???
I actually like the changes. They have added a new functionality. And in fact the changes suggest that the new management has put in place a few guidelines for better customer and social interaction/integration and Quality management. if this is all around - good for YHOO.
About 6 months ago, they tried to put the changes in, and it was horrible experience.