Not everyone hates a web design change on just first or even second sight. Sometimes the hate lives on for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. on to infinity sight.......
I have a dream that one day a web sight will be redesigned - with the redesign being a true improvement. I'm still waiting....... :-(
Here's a suggestion - please return the site to the old look and feel, and then put the nice web developers on vacation for a loooooooonnnnnnggggg time!!
One good thing - the redesign wasn't as bad as some I've seen. NBC News and the U.S. Post Office both managed to make their sites unusable (although at least the Post Office has improved from that debacle....)