When I click New Posts at the bottom of the page, I get a display that has changed from what I would say was a more friendly view.
It doesn't tell me if I have read the latests posts to the thread. Knowing if there are new posts saves me (and your server) time by not clicking on threads I already have read through to the current last post.
When I click on the thread title it takes me to the first post whether I have read the thread before or not. It would be nice if, as in the past, I was taken to the first post I hadn't read yet.