Hello fredo; nice to hear from you.
I really don't see any problem for the newbies. Oh, it might be a little confusing at first--the different atmoshphere on Lido Deck compared to the rest of the site; but they will catch on. I don't see any big changes in anybody's posting habits so far. I know I'm posting as much or more than ever in the other forums.
And I don't think the recent changes mean we can't still use humor or be entertaining in the other forums; we just need to avoid going off on tangents like some of us liked to do. If we get the urge to be a little silly or creative, we can do it here.
As George Carlin says, what's so bad about being sent to your room? That's where all the neat stuff is.
Best regards to you, my friend.