So, I've heard some disparaging remarks about this new platform, and I can only say.. take a deep breath and appreciate what is here now, and encourage what it could become. These people are working towards something and sharing it with you for free, and it's only beta (aka still in development and in need of a constructive/supportive community).
Also, please post more eye candy and fresh thoughts. Pretend that you have nothing else to compare it to, and that you have a new venue for expressing yourself.
I'm watching and listening... and hopeful.