There's an old saying: If it works, leave it alone. Considering the fact that I'm an old man, my eyes don't like changes that much. I never complained how the board looked before this recent update hint hint.
The "Replies" column now indicates that there is at least one response to one of your messages in the thread that you haven't yet replied to.
You of all people should know not all replies to your posts require replies from you. Before this annoying feature, I kept track of my own posts and replies. The "yes" buttom was only there for me to make a quick glance to see if anyone replied to my lastest post. Now, that function is completely useless. If someone replied to a post I made in the same thread but 2 years ago and I already determined it wasn't necessary to reply back, I'd still see a "yes". Can you imagine how annoying this is?
I've been trying to adapt to the new board. I really have. But I still can't find myself liking it one bit. I'm having a lot of difficulties navigating through posts. Not to mention I can't jump to the last page of a particular thread entering it first...