I'm going to give the new news a real try if for nothing else that I can feel good about myself for letting out my 2c.
Right now it would be nice to get an edit button and perhaps a preview of your post, though instead of a preview probably having proper formatting for any quotes etc rather than the code would be better. Also i'd like to see the general news subforum reopened or recreated with each "thread" linking to the article with the normal info on who the last comment was by and when and whether there had been posts since the last time you posted etc (this would allow for easier checking of the comments if someone else posts after you and for when the article leaves the front page).
Would be nice if the comment pages started at the beginning of the comments rather than the end, i've found it awkward when I find i'm looking at the very latest posts instead of the first ones.
*Insert negative stuff here.*
"..hiding your [story] beneath endless layers of confusion doesn’t make you an artist, it just makes people think you are."- Gameshadow