The most important part of this new layout is that 750 million users didn't like facebook news. Not one little bit.
As far as i am using it from few days i am really feeling too much disappointed. So why should i feel like it ? because the new layout has lot of problems. Its loading and using too many ajax comments. Chat server problems, also why i would like to let facebook choose what i like and what is not. Why only the top stories i need to read where may be many important parts of my friends update i will going to miss.