I very much hate this new format. I really hope the PHB is reading this and will get rid of all this crap soon. I want the old format back, and I want the "archive" back as I don't like how the "search" function works.
For those without flash there are some options that let us have the best of both worlds. AJAX can be used to create most of the effects we see on the current site. In addition, keeping the color and the ability to see the library going back into the past instead of just one month is a real plus.