Like everybody else, i just discovered your new site's design.
On one hand, it nice to see it alive and evoluting.
On the other hand, i'm not sure that - to my eyes - it is a positive evolution.
Even if i use a more than 1024 X 768 screen, i find that :
1 - Spliting my little screen (yes i know : shame on me ; i should have a huge one) , is definitly reducing the "widness" of the picture.
2 - A side bar that goes up when i scroll down is of no use when i get down to the half of the page.
So, when i want to go back, i : "Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the page that brought you here." as you wrote on your homepage picture.
By the way, i'll get use to it one day and (did i mention that i'm Français & Raleur) i'll keep your site on the top of my "Pavlov's Reflex Site's Short List" just because it is so good to read all those topics you're proposing. And this is alsoe for the good (quote : excellent) DVDs you're producing. (Still have to order volume 15...)
Thank's for it anyway.