I was going to stay out of this thread but let me offer everyone a different perspective.
Sushi - your post has been noted and is being discussed. We only make changes once a week so bear with us, ok? Life should not be measured by the mouse clicks we make but by the ...oh wait, that's a different saying
If you click on Chit Chat there it all is - just like it always was. Lagura, you say you hang out in the most recent posts now - why? You can still click on Off Topic Chat and still see the same thing that you always saw in Off Topic Chit Chat. Not everything is just one click away - the good stuff may be 2 clicks away which is a small price to pay for organization
Surely there is a better way to express opinions. We have worked hard on making this a better place - DARN hard - many hours - many nights. So to just blow it off and say it sucks is a real slap in the face IMHO.
Sub Forums make everything more organized. Just like a cookbook. At one point there were no forums at all - that was just a ton of fun separating everything out into forums. But I did it by myself to make this a better place. All the moderators and members are making this a better place.
Discussions on likes and dislikes on the changes we make are great. Mature, intelligent conversation back and forth is what makes changes happen and is much more appreciated than cutting remarks.