I hadn't seen the change until it was mentioned in this thread.
I personally think it looks better, more organized. To me, the old home page was too busy, too crowded. I have a terrible time navigating busy pages.
Change is always going to take place, especially online. That doesn't mean it's bad, just different. And something that requires a bit of getting used to.
If something gets your goat, it just proves you have a goat to get.