I just wanted to thank the tech-team for all the hard work and the long hours they are putting into this upgrade.
Writing, or even adapting, forum templates is a PITA (I live to tell the tale). Upgrades, however carefully planned, never go as expected. Bugs will pop up and magically duplicate once fixed. And users, even the polite and friendly bunch of 'em here, will have to get used to the change and complain until they do.
We will get used to it. The bugs will be fixed. The upgrade will be done. It will all work out.