Here are some bugs i found. And i havent seen them mentioned, but i didnt read all 8 pages to the last letter.
Im using IE7 on XP-sp2 and no cookie refusals unless its 3rd party. Most things work fine, no real layout errors except the ones below.
First, when i put the comments system over to thread-mode, it can be changed back via the small drop down dialogue, and it also always says flat, even though it shows thread mode. And no matter what you select it doesnt seem to change from thread mode once its there.
Also, If i go into the comments sections and klick the small front-page link in the comments bit, it goes back to the front page, but if i have viewed and selected a comment further down in the thread, it gives me a small version of the front page below the article summary. That is, the front page opens only in the comments section and doesnt revert the whole page.
Whats also odd is that i managed to switch back to flat mode, but only in the small options link with the settings dialogue. But it doest take hold of the filters choices. And it also still doesnt revert to full page viewing and restricts the nestled article/comments to lie below the larger main article. These bugs is the same in either color-mode.
All in all, i like the new site-design, although my personal opinion is that the main page can look abit cluttered, depending on the articles and adds shown. Some parts that may allieviate it would be an article column that could be a tiny bit wider and the add-column a tiny bit smaller. But i like it better than sweclockers as you have a centering option while sweclockers always pull out to the left, which is annoying on widescreen. Reading the articles, the new format works just fine.
The new multiselectable Filter content/tags is a really neat feature. It improves findability immensely. Also, IMHO, the more stories news-link is more then enough to get a short-hand alike a new-old-look design.
The first look was oh, horror, but that because im so used to the old design, but when actually thinking on it, i like the new one better. Still, reading your rationale made things very clear, and gave a really positive spin on the whole redesign. I do freelance work for a photography magazine and we've been through a name change and several layout redesigns. There are always complaints, but as long as there is a vision, openness and thought behind everything. It's really always a win-win situation.
So, great work Damage(and the rest of the staff of course).
Thats my 2... hmm, 5 cents worth.