I managed to get my old av back. My old personal photo seems to have vanished though. My impression so far is that the aesthetics suck (I know you're just getting started on making it pretty) but I'm liking the functionality.
I'm with VT. I understand it's the 21st century and all, but I think the simplicity of the previous layout was far superior. I'm also wondering if the new board software will have any impact on the filters at work and consequently block it for me.
I'm looking forward to some new themes... are you thinking of a custom theme or are you going to use some off-the-shelf ones? The upgrade is certainly a good idea and we'll need to be patient as the last bugs are worked out.
As badal pointed out, the current theme is pretty hard on the eyes.