The new format is very nice looking, however, I am stuck with a dial-up internet connection.  With the multi-layered background and all the new graphics, it takes a lot longer to load.  Would you consider a lower resolution version for those with dial-up.  I like the icons in the forum that let you know what one has been read, which ones are popular, etc.  Turning of images in my browser makes the site hard to use.  I don't know how many out there only have dial-up available to them, maybe I'm the only one.  Just something to think about.