I hate this new site - and hate is a strong word! No levels? That's what I found motivated me to continue posting all the time. Even if I wasn't interested in the topic, I'd put in my two cents to make sure I was being an active member - and that would be reflected by how quickly I could increase my level. Without that, I'd rather just keep my opinion to myself. I also can't seem to find a convenient way to see all the new releases coming out week by week like the old site. There are also vague descriptions of release dates - e.g., old site said bf4 is being released on October 29th while the new site simply says "October 2013" - that's inconvenient. And to top it all off, simple things I used to always look up using the main search bar, such as my friends profiles, no longer return any results. Instead I have to go to the forums and search up their posts and then click on their post to see their profile. How tedious! Even abbreviations of games aren't working. Bf3, bf4, all return results which don't even contain battlefield. The old site used to understand these abbreviations and have the first result be the game you are looking for.
Honestly, I don't really get gamespots thinking on all the changes they made. It was supposedly to help make finding news and important information easier - but I feel that it has only made this task more difficult.
I posted this in the Bug and Feedback Forum, no response to it at all from anyone other than Dave. So much for home grown software. They would be better off spending the money they are using to continue development of the forums software that they could license a true forum software package that works out of the box with the features we want.