I enjoyed the old layout, but am willing to give this one a chance. But why should I register - just another bloody name and password to remember. Just about everything on the internet wants you to 'Register' so you can 'Login', whether you are looking at holiday sites or trying to get an insurance quote. Why?
The main advantages to registering are that it reduces identity theft (something we used to have a lot of trouble with) you can set the clock, you`ll know which threads have new posts and you`ll be able to use the personal message system.
Of course you don`t have to register f you don`t want to but it is there if you want.