There's a new template that a couple of my favorite blogs are using (e.g., Confessions of a Pioneer Woman), and I HATE IT. I hate it enough that I may stop reading both of them, to my loss. The template makes it more difficult to discern what is new content, more difficult for me to find the parts of the websites that I enjoy reading, and just plain more difficult to look at because I keep the bookmarks sidebar open and this template fills the whole screen, so I'd have to scroll over as well as down to see all the content.
The design is similar to a newspaper's front page, with several headline stories arranged horizontally and vertically that you have to click through to read. I don't understand the appeal, really: newspapers are supposed to be dying, not infecting the World Wide Web with their antiquated layout.
Please don't switch to that template, oh authors of blogs I adore. Please, I beg you.