It will no doubt be the first of many such tests, all of which are aimed at making the all-new things experience better than the old one.
Apparently there are 9 years of things posts floating in the ether. They may or may not make it over to this site but they will ultimately resurface in some form.
We’re also staring at a few months of template torture, as years of carefully tweaking images and rules pixel by pixel are (temporarily?) suspended. Bear with us please.