I hate it. A strip oriented towards corporations should avoid things that that corporate IT nazi's block like flash. None of the government machines can see any of the animations. I also have to deal with a dial-up for some of my access so now the new site is no good for me.
The 'mashup' idea is kind of cool. Kind of. But as far as all the other changes go, I have to agree with the majority of the comments here. What is the point of adding color? It's more of a distraction than anything. Also - I watched one animation, and refuse to watch one ever again because of the same reason listed by anthevans - the voices are all wrong!!
Agree with others above. This new site is crap, takes much longer to load. Why make it less easy to use, just in order to be "fashionable" and stick to so-called new, "hype" web tools ? Just stick to the old site and everybody will be happy.