Am I the only person for whom pages at Television Without Pity take for-FREAKING-ever to load, now? Before, it was just visually unattractive - that header with the TVs would be OK on its own, but the overlapping banner ads look terrible, and the pages look cluttered and no longer have the unique feeling that they used to, and I think the drop-down lists are clumsier. Now, it's got this added irritation of being slow - it's even freezing my computer up. And it's been doing it for several days, so I'm guessing it's caused by a new feature/new coding, rather than being an issue that will be changed.
For three years, TWoP was a daily destination for me. I found writers whose work I loved, and read recaps of shows I didn't watch because they were written by people who I knew were witty, capable writers. I never would have become a Veronica Mars fan, or a Heroes fan, if it weren't for Couch Baron and Erin's hilariously bitchy yet thoughtful recaps. And I've met a lot of fun users - I never would have met all you lovely people, if it hadn't been for TWoPers urging me to come over to LJ.
Now, though? I can't even remember when I last read a recap there. The last couple that I read, I remember being surprised that they were up so quickly after the episodes aired...and then thinking that the writers weren't nearly as funny as they used to be, which makes me feel that quality is being sacrificed for speed. I've tried some of the new features, like the video week in review, and didn't really find those amusing either.
Sadly, I think I may be done with TWoP. I've got my forum control panel bookmarked, so that I can pop in to see if anyone's posted in the forums without having to put up massively long loading times on the other pages. But at this point, it's stopped being a fun site to visit. And that makes me sad.