(This is an "old lady rant" and only reflects my love of simplicity and brevity; if you're the kind of person who LOVES comet cursors and mile-long webpages, this post is not for you).
Wow! If you're concerned with the American and Canadian elections, forget that stuff! You SHOULD care about the new Facebook layout. Oh wow, what a tiny tizzy, and the amusing online activism of clicking "Join" in order to commit yourself to...err..."protest."
Okay, let me speak as though I were talking to the entire world. Give me my tiny, outdated blog soapbox: folks, Facebook has to change because you put too much CRAP on your page.
When you install a thousand applications on your page it takes forever to load...and when it DOES load it's an ugly mess. If you didn't put 1001 things on your page, I wouldn't need to spend an hour trying to find your "wall."
When Facebook was developed, I'm sure that nobody expected the taste-slaying appetite for more and more applications. You put that stuff on your page and then you totally forget about it. It loads quickly on YOUR computer because it's already cached...but when I need to load it it takes forever.
So suck up the new Facebook, sweetheart. If you REALLY want to know what kind of vampyre your friend is, click the "applications" button. The rest of us are only concerned with your email and your mini-feed...if that.