I was as nitzy about the transition as anyone. I just didn't go on about it much. I was a pajamadon awaiting the great crossover.
Then I got tired - and I'm an insomniac but the interminable wait wore me down - and went off to sleep.
When I woke up, it had arisen.
This AM was boggy and buggy, but not as terrible as it could have been. Then I discovered Groups. And Messages. And following, and a host of other features yet to be explored.
I must say I'm blown away by the fun and functionality of the site. I really enjoyed DK3, was probably around for previous incarnations but didn't notice the transitions so much.
Now that I have embedded myself here in some mode or other, I can see that it was important to me not to lose some of the features I had enjoyed in DK3. I'm no techie, but it appears this has been pretty successfully accomplished. Plus the new way of grooving is fun for me.
I have specific interests and affinities, and it will be a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with people with that precise area of interest. In many ways I'm a generalist, but I do have areas that engage my interest more than others.
With the DK4 setup, I can join groups for play, like the pootie diaries, but engage in discussion and share research and formulate actions in areas close to my heart like foreign affairs, the food supply, and human rights.
Thanks to all who partook in this effort. It really does appear to be both an enhancement and an improvement.
Techies and retros feel free to flame away. Technically I know not whereof I speak, and my quasi-anarchistic soul loves novelty and innovation.