Ignore these luddites; the reg has been due a makeover for a very long time.
I applaud the move in the right direction, but you still have a long way to go.
You may have moved a few deckchairs around, and administered a lick of paint here and there, but you have some serious flaws in functionality. The most obvious of which is the inability to get any notification that your comment has received a response. With user engagement comes page-views. You're pissing free money up the wall.
And for the love of god please hire a professional graphic designer.