I too am very disappointed with the new interface. I am not surprised though.
Running a forum like this one is a ton of work. It was the main selling point I used for my clients. The clients I work with loved this forum because it had all the answers, it felt like a community and there is so much great old content on here it is very valuable.
I am glad to see that at least they will be leaving up what has been there as a read only section.
I use some of the answers repeatedly in the forum.
I will start my own files now with the answers I need.
I rarely used the tutorials and videos in StudioPress because they did not offer the answers I needed. Once you are not a beginner with Genesis, the questions you have are more complex or detailed.
I will miss this forum.
I just want to say thank you to all the great moderators who have helped me over the years and Brian who in having this support forum has been like a university for me in learning Genesis and how to use many features of WordPress. I will always be grateful for that.