Why the hate? Sep 16, 2008

I've noticed a lot of my Facebook friends joining groups with names like "1,000,000 AGAINST THE NEW FACEBOOK LAYOUT LOL OMG!!!1!".

I, for one, welcome our New Facebook overlords.

Seriously, what's wrong with the new layout?  It cleans up a lot of the cruft that used to be in the sidebars, adds a lot of new options right up front, and makes the pages easier to read in general.  OK, so I'm not sure I agree with the clearly-Windows-inspired "taskbar" on the bottom, but on the whole, this seems like a very nice design refresh to me.

Could someone please explain to me what this hate is all about?