I have deliberately held off commenting until now because first impressions and reactions to changes of this sort are often negative, but not necessarily long lasting. This has certainly been the case for me.
I did not like the new forum format at all at first, but over the past couple of week’s use, it has grown on me significantly to the extent that I now prefer it to the old forum. In particular, the ease with which photos can be added to posts is a huge bonus. Latterly, I had stopped attempting to add photos in the old forum because it was such a pain. The process could not be more straightforward in the new forum.
So all round - a belated ‘thumbs up’ from me.