Well it changed on thing for me, after following the site since just before the Wii launched I finally signed up for the community.
That said I too will be sticking to blog mode, the new is tight and very contemporary, but I only hit a few sites a day and it was always a treat to go through a bunch of pages. Seems everyone these days are building their sites so I can get through updates in just a few seconds. Frankly I like to take more time with news sites, not less. But as others have said, the content I'm sure will be as good as ever. Heck I might even hang around the forums now.