I will miss the layout of the old website greately.
I hope that they will fix remaining issues so the new website will become useable.
Certainly, some time will pass before I'll get used to this new reality.
The worst thing is that your ability to view newest deviations is greatly obstructed. You only get to see the popular stuff in the certain topic! I want to explore profiles of new people and have the ability to see what they are up to, greet them in the community and have a fun chat. Right now, if you are a new user it is very hard to attract new people to your profile, because everything is based on your popularity. This is a very bad step for a community building website that deviantART claims to be.
P.S: Huh, interestingly enough, the groups didn't get the new look at all.
Just look at this: https://www.deviantart.com/the-black-mirage
There is also no way to get to the group from your profile (previously there was a neat drop down menu ). This is a mess.