I think the one of the best improvements to the COW main page since the changes has been the hot topics section. (<- more feedback) Every time I show up now I always check to see what's happening there before I go to a particular forum. I must say that I probably would have missed some of the more interesting topics had there not been this new feature. I now find myself relying on the hot topics section. Sort of like reading the headlines in the newspaper first. Good job.