Well. So much for the new GA owner's assertion that it was impossible to go back to the old GA format. From a search standpoint, this new site is very similar to the old GA, but is even better in that there seems to be more refinement of the categories and there is a simple word search feature that actually produces matches. Moreover, it is not unnecessarily invasive, unlike the "improved" GA site. There's no way I was going to register at that snarled up mess just to look at the pictures.
I REALLY like this new site. I now hope to see GA wither away and die, and the sooner the better so that I can free up space in my Favorites files.