Not only is the new site a huge visual improvement, it's also far more functional and accessible, and much more secure thanks to a very strict Content Security Policy (CSP). It also has a fully buzzword-compliant front-end stack now, while maintaining the blazing performance of a very light-weight site.
logged-in area of the site hasn't been redesigned yet, but there has to be something for next time, right? ;)
Let me know what you think! Feedback welcome, as always.