Thanks for your feedback. The posts going to the link directly is now fixed.
What are things you could do with the old site that you can't do with the new site? The same discussions that used to happen previously are still happening. Perhaps, it's less than before, but it's better to have quality than quantity. Also, the links to articles are a way for the community to share interesting and relevant content around the web, which again used to happen on the old forums as well.
We're open to feedback and improvements if you have ideas.