I'll reply I guess. I would rather have the e-mail, log in and log issues fixed that the avatars ditched. Since no-one complains about them, I am not overly concerned. I know the transition has been hard and I know there are a lot of us who really miss the folks who used to post frequently. We have a choice. We can try and make this our new place or we can move on. I decided to stick around and I hope you will too. If you decide to go, you will be missed, just like the others and, just like the others, if you come back, you will be welcomed (back).
As an aside, I am a moderator and I appreciate the feedback that I need to respond more promptly to suggestions and concerns. I moderate in Newbie and don't check the other forums as much. Sorry about that.