I guess I didn't notice since I don't pay attention to the front page, I just go straight to the forums. All I remember is some talk about changing the forums around and how everything would be super awesome and blow us away, but then it never comes.
Nope. In fact, we've even stated multiple times that there are no changes forthcoming for the forums. At least not until the new version of SMF gets finalized and even then it likely wouldn't be much. All that super awesome talk was about the front end of the site.