It appears we have new newness! I clicked my "whats new" and it appears that whats new is the "whats new" presentation!!! It now defaults to an "Activity Stream" which to me is vbulletin trying to be facebook. I prefer to give any new software a chance but I honestly don't see me using this. I am thankful that the old "Whats New" layout is still available under the "New Posts" link in the header tool bar.
I don't know what it would take to make it happen but if there was a way to show threads I have participated in as a list like Tapatalk does I would use that. More importantly however is if there is ANY way to get the old google powered search back!!