So, to be honest, I don't really care what deviant art looks like as long as it works. This new layout doesn't quite work completely, yet, but I assume that like any piece of software, they are still shaking out the bugs. Having worked at a couple software companies myself, I can appreciate how hard it is to launch a quality product and really have it work well. I still have a lot of gripes with the layout, but I think other artists have explored that in enough detail. Here is what I like about the new layout:
1) It is still grey themed. No super vibrant colors to burn out the sensitive eyes of deviantart dwellers
2) More of the recent photos are viewable in thumbnail
3) Full view isn't a whole other page, I guess.
Anyways, how's life with everyone?