is it feasible to provide some type of data dump csv or xls(x) outputs which would offer us oldsters the ability to sort and manipulate to our own fancy? Thanks for letting me chip in my two cents and for all of your hard work towards the new site.......
Well thanks for the feedback but that's not gonna be possible unfortunately, a website use very different technologies than csv/xls who are designed to manipulate documents.
I agree the home page is a bit ugly, the idea was to have all latest comments, latest movies, actually exactly the same as the old site but using a modern system, so that it displays in all size of screens, from smartphones to 27'' computer screen. You can use the zoom in and out to make the contents fit your screen better.
But actually as a user, I don't even ever go to the home page, the idea is mainly to use the search bar...
As we get a vast majority of positive feedback, we will not be going back to the old site, it is actually at some point harder to keep 15 years old code still working rather than develop new one.
putting sites side by side I can't honestly understand what else than old habits could make the old site more usable
Anyway note: I didn't develop any of those designs myself, I'm adapting a new one for opensubtitles.com, planning to release it before christmas, hope you'll find it more readable !