The NEW SITE is 1000% better than the old one. Your old/current site reminds me of of my very first website that I made long long ago. (ah the memories) But seriously, the new site is far and above better than the current one. Trust me, it doesn't matter that you used a theme from themeforest (i <3 themeforest), what is important is that the information and pages are complete, clear, and concise.
The recent additions don't seem to have any content (which I'm guessing is because your are testing this new format for your site). Also, your section headings are red in color, you might want to consider another color for your headings (other than in your warning & ethics page where I would keep the red for emphasis). Try a green or blue - if you want to keep it appealing then try orange (I would just stay away from warning type colors).
Also, the updates page was a little confusing to me. At the top of the page it says technical but is it really and there was no content or pictures when clicking on the links.
Other than the suggestions above I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site and hope you go with that format. Good Luck!!