The new site is WONDERFUL. It is organized, photo-rich and very clean. Thanks for finally stepping into the modern age of Web design. I hate the old site so much, that in the last year all I did was look at whatever shows up on the opening page; I never scrolled down. That old format is like Internet sites from 1996, absolutely boring.
I could not believe all of those negative comments about keeping the old. I hope the technical difficulties aren't some kind of remorse you are having for the new site. Bring it on.