Indeed, so much better than it used to be and the site itself feels much more focused.
I did just notice they put back up the community links the other day too. I keep tabs on referral traffic to DS and blender.org fell flat after the update. It was only a couple of people per day, so I didn't think much of it until a couple days ago when people starting coming from there again.
Wonder why they decided to mess with it. Seems like it will only end up being a list of outdated sites like it was before.