I like how you can see who posted the topic now, because on the last version of the forums you had to go to the first post just to see who created that topic (but maybe I was just to blind to notice that you could see the original poster back then?). Well, anyway, that's something that I like about the new forums.
In the previous version, you could have chosen "Discussions" and it would have showed you from the main page who posted each thread. But it starts taking you to the first page when you click it...
Here, it's much better because you get all that, but you have the option to go to either one of the first 10 pages, the last page, or the first unread post, directly from the main page.