There are some things I do like, I will admit. Replying to posts is a lot more functional now the way the interface looks, some elements of the design are a welcome change (the old site was quite outdated) but there are things like glowing links that is not necessary and all these little annoyances add up and just makes the experience a little disjointed in my opinion. Largely, the glowing links and the topic title fonts. Very hard to read. Maybe the glowing links could be an option to turn off somehow?
I think they should have updated the website more than 1 week before V's release, so they could allow time for bugs and fixes, so it's ready for release day.
EDIT: Also, the respect stuff, notifications, profile edits and everything else... is a HUGE improvement. I do commend you guys for that.