Feels like a bus driver's forum. (not that there is any thing wrong with that.)
No AF or military feel to site.
Looks like a juvenile attempt at forum appearance and layout for office workers.
History...kaput.
Stats...kaput.
Friends?... kaput
Avatars...kaput.
PMs... None.
Most common response... "This page is not available".
Familiar feel and association?... little.
Improved user capability? None.
Smooth transition?...No.
In thread advertising?... Plenty.

Progress? Not really. Improvement for users? Not really.

Result: Loss of historical context. Boring interface, poor participation, loss of followership, continuing aggravation and deterioration of base numbers. Combined with recent moderation crackdown, bannings, criticisms, arbitrary removal and movement of subject matter...Epic fail.
JMHO