Originally Posted by Sentinel
A lot of us actually like this simple, clean, uncluttered look. Two years back I visited a rival site, and was instantly turned away. Huge avatars, gifs for avatars, huge sigs, images in sigs etc. More noise, less content.
I also like the fact that the site takes up the entire width of the screen. Most sites today leave huge margins on the side for reasons I've never figured out. Results in too much scrolling.
I'm also a fan of the clean, simple look. Too many websites these days overload us with links/options/graphics and of course the dreaded flash animations.