Like a lot of people here, i came back to AE after a couple of years of being inactive/shut down my profile. When i came back i found the new layout a bit disappointing. It seems that a lot of the great functions and active forums were just completely wiped and AE went for a simpler feel. It'd be a whole lot more helpful if your help link actually did what it's link stated. For example when i joined up again, it's no longer called 'private messages', it's now 'conversations'. I found this a bit confusing as i wasn't sure if conversations were private or, depending on your privacy status, for all of AE to see. Unfortunately, there is no FAQs or how to navigate the new site links (or at least that i can see without going into a lot of forum links). I can also appreciate AE trying to be an active website with the community and not just another website for girls go to online date. However, what happened to being able to have your profile up where you could write about you and your interests? I found it really helpful to connect with people in the community over books,movies etc we had in common. Sure you can go into a forum about books or movies but it was also great to be able to see what a specific member was interested in. I also think it'd be great if you could search for people in the same country. I know you can start a thread as a shout out, but being able to search at least for members within your country would be great!