The 2011 template represents the most significant change in the Gawker model since the launch of Gizmodo and Gawker in 2002. One could go further: it represents an evolution of the very blog form that has transformed online media over the last eight years. The internet, television and magazines are merging; and the optimal strategy will assemble the best from each medium.
It takes balls to do this kind of change. I like it! Go try it http://beta.gizmodo.com/ You?
EDIT: I like it in general – it has tons of bugs, but the idea is nice.