If you're not happy with the new kinja don't use it. If the front page discussions aren't as popular or used that'll make it obvious to them they screwed up. I'm on the fence. When I first previewed it I didn't find it to be too bad. But now I'm reading about this follow crap and I'm confused. I would suggest that the discussions are important to them otherwise they don't continue to make changes to kinja. If their discussions suffer as a result of this...