I think I am the very first player on the game, because insomnia struck very early this morning. So what have they done? It's got more of a Guardian house-style look - though you still can't use html code on the forums, unlike on the Guardian talk pages - and the clock on the forum message board is still giving the wrong time.
But the biggest change is that there is no all players' forum. This means that it's going to be very hard to keep in touch with the regulars. For this we have Puck to thank.
If you want to join up with old banter-buddies and join a friend's league where there is a forum of our own, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you an invitation out from there.