In my opinion, i really love the changes to the forums. Though it feels like a blog, that is probably what the rest of the world is moving to in updates for community interactive sites. Even for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. Its fast, user friendly, and the style would be appealing for new users that want to join this awesome site.
But these cool changes to the forums make the rest of the site jarring and slow.
So with these changes, I was wondering and would gladly suggest that its time to rework the rest of the site, from the show catalog, news page, EVERYTHING!
Now I know for a fact this would take a crap ton of resources, but I believe the community can be patient as long as we know it is either in the works, or in consideration.