As a whole I'm not a fan of the new Wikia changes. Having the search box on the side was much more useful. Now finding the search box is a bit of a pain since it's now white on white on a lot of the wikis I use. And switching back to the old style is proving difficult since I can't seem to find the tabs I need for some reason. The badge pop ups are now also very small and easy to miss.
At least making a blog post is easier. The old way of doing it was just abusrd.