This site redesign was a xxxxing unusable disaster when it was launched AND DESPITE ALL OF THE COMMENTS HERE, IT IS STILL A MESS.
I am using the site with full addblocking/ghostery filtering, and reformatting the worst bits with a css overrides from stylish/userstules.org.
hooray for: https://userstyles.org/styles/108249/theregister-co-uk-2014-12-redesign-xw
It saddens me to see that there are staff members who are still deluded to think the new design works well. I'm looking at you, diodesign. You should hang your head in shame.