[Update: I was about to go blind reading that new font, and my header on the old theme has been magically fixed, by wp gnomes responding to my complaining, I assume. So, a return to the devil we know.]
I had two real problems with the previous layout: the header wasn’t appearing correctly and blockquotes weren’t very distinct.
I had other minor issues with it: Why was that pen there? Why was that huge white space at the top there? Why does it have to look so … unpolished?
This solves all those minor issues and one of the major ones. Blockquotes are only marginally more distinct now. And I get to keep the red/white/grey motif. However, the font is freakishly small. I like the look of it, but do you find it hard to read?
I’ve also made some other silly and obnoxious changes.
Vote for your preference. Seriously, you better vote. Don’t make me send the UR thugs after you. (And yes, UR will be counting the votes too.)