I've said it before. I really don't like this design. It looks like a nice homey recipe exchange site, which is fine, except that's not what we are.
Once again I must reiterate my deep disappointment that this was presented as 'preliminary,' when it was, very clearly, no such thing at all. When only one option is presented--you know this as a designer, Jin--there is no chance to properly see or evaluate other options.
Oh well, I'm just going to have to dig up Greasemonkey and make the site look decent again. I just really dislike the impression that this design is going to give new visitors who don't know what this site is about or how it works.