@chriscoyier I think it’s awesome! As @ChristopherBurton said, it’s much easier to read. I feel like I know exactly what is going on. The colours are very unobtrusive and nice to look at. I especially like the contact area at the bottom! =) Why did you add the angled-striped background image to the HTML element? Just wondering.
I love the new redesign! It’s very clean and sophisticated, and makes good use of some advanced css effects (seeing as this is a site about css, it seems appropriate :P)
One complaint I have: I hate it when blogs or news sites use the same title for every page. I usually read through the recent headlines, open up all the articles that I want to read in tabs, and then read them one by one. Having each tab only say “CSS-Tricks” is really annoying, and somewhat impairs the usability of this type of a website. This falls right in line with your current poll—I think the articles pages need to have the title of the article in the <title> tag.