okay - i've had a good look around, posted a few messages. it's a giant improvement, matt.
the only thing i miss right off the bat is the "who's online" box that was in the top left of all pages. i always checked that - i think it helps to foster more of a sense of community when i can see at a glance who's feeding their gassavers addiction right now along with me.
i realize it's available on the bottom of the index page as well.
oh, and the choice of cars in the header graphic, top right? inspired! (you planning to rotate that to spread the love?)