I'm still getting used to the new site design, but I immediately notice one tangible difference that I don't care for: When browsing questions in the expanded questions view, it is no longer possible to tell if the question has an accepted answer. It does still render differently on the main title-only view, but that difference seems arbitrary and I suspect ...
We'd theorized that links taste better when blue, a subtle effect caused by a mental association with fake blueberry flavorings. But we were wrong. Instead, we got a pungent cyanobacteria aroma.
The original link color has been restored. Details on Meta Stack Exchange
I've been using the beta theme for a few days. Everything functions perfectly as far as I can tell.
I really don't like the left-nav, or the style changes. The new style makes each SE site less distinct from each other, since fonts for navigation are no longer customized, and graphics are smaller and less prominent. I sometimes find myself forgetting ...
So votes can be cast separately and addressed independently, I refactored my other answer.
The "accepted answer" rendering used to be the outline of a covered platter. I always thought this was a rather clever cartoon-y rendering of the fact that the meal had concluded. In the main site view, the current rendering of answered-but-not-accepted is green text; ...
In the new design, the page subtitles ("Top Questions", "All Questions") are larger and darker than before, while the site title is smaller. It makes the subtitle more prominent than the site title (and in general they don't blend in as well), which also makes the font difference awkward.
The link is there, and it is a brownish-reddish-orange after being clicked. Not a very high contrast, but it is visible, and even better visible for people who haven't been there and clicked it yet.
This is a blown up version of the link after it has been clicked.