The "new look"
This is what my screen looks like after Chowhound changed to its "new look" (1600x1200 Eizo Nanao LCD monitor in portrait mode, Firefox 17.0.1).
I really don't like it.
PS. Unfortunately, the picture doesn't show the horrible jaggy font in the main window.
Looks like the new font size is designed for portable devices. Too large for large screen display. On many boards hovering over the topic produces the first few sentences of the text. This makes it easier to tell if it's of interest since many topics don't provide enough information. Would like this feature in any new update.