I think the message and friend buttons on the right should be a bit more clear. They just blend in with the background colour instead of standing out. Also the activity widget for your profile page is a bit messy. But other than that, I'm okay with it.
I honestly don't really get why people make such a big deal about it. Although I sort of will miss the daily deviations at the bottom? Other than that they just moved some stuff around and there is even a thing you can do on some browsers to move the inbox on the tool bar back. I mean hey, at least it's still green.
I wouldn't say it's worse, but I wouldn't say it's better. It was a pointless change and it makes using DA confusing for people used to the old layout. It doesn't even look any better or make it easier to use. Some of the features can be nice like the 'today' page is kind of interesting and nice to look at when I first open DA but the overall layout.. I'd rather it not changed