Unless the outfit that's crafting this place gives up on it too soon, I suspect it will end up with most of the same features and functions of the old site.
It's way too early to make a judgment now, I suspect. The old site had a lot of fairly custom features, and rebuilding those from the ground up again...I imagine it might be quite a task. While I expect to see the wardrobe with many of it's old features, the previous data that used to be in our wardrobes, perhaps it really is beyond retrieval...
But yeah, I liked the somewhat funky appearance of the old version. I get the feeling that this time we'll end up with a more of a slim, lean and spare looking site.
The sort of thing that Chandler Burr would approve of, for any of you who smelled the things he included in his "Untitled" project.
More of a skin-scent /Jean-Claude Ellena version of the old format.