September 15, 2009 5:14:38 AM EDT
From what I can tell:
1. Not all notification emails are being sent (some come through, but some definetely aren't)
2. The "new posts" aren't displaying everything that's new. For instance, I post a thread and I see there was a reply 10 minutes or 2 hours ago and it may or may not appear in the New Posts section.
I've submitted this issue to the Dev Team so it can be addressed.
As far as liking the old system, the old system is absolutely nothing like other forum software people will be used too. One of our goals is to ensure that this site is as simple and familiar to use as things that people are already accustomed too (facebook, myspace, vbulletin, etc)
So it makes sense for us to keep along a similar usage protocal, rather than reinvent the wheel.