I'm afraid I can't stand the redesign. I really don't care for the tile motif, and I liked the linear ordering of articles. It makes it easier to pick up where I left off. And I like words. Words with pictures, not pictures with words, as the top articles at this moment seem to be.
And the article detail view probably works great on a small screen, but full-width content doesn't work well on a big monitor (27", 2560x1440) or with a browser opened up moderately wide.