thanks for more thoughts. let them pile up here; and dont mind us not responding -- we will be reading. there is lots to do, to be sure. but we have sat on sito without a change for like 5 years, and there is much room for improvement. (see: thread on how to get more art viewed, etc.)
"I think the new navigation system will be handy esp. for newcomers."
this is a big goal of the change -- make things less cryptic for newbies. its fun having a goofy site, perhaps, once you know it; but this doesnt do much for the casual viewer.
on this note, we do understand how this will all be quite a shock to the old school (and way old school) sitoans, but bear with us. we hope to get it all shored up and reach a happy medium between old school and new.