Okay...this likely means nothing to you, but already moving to the new version has been helpful for me. I found two comments that had not (supposedly) been moderated! One was a comment on the Microsoft digitization deal.
As I get used to this new version, I think you'll see some useful changes in the blog, like the addition of "labels" (categories) to the posts. [In fact, I think I'll just try that feature with this post!]