So the announcement was at the top of the forum. Big whoop. No everyone reads the forums every day. An announcement of this sort needs to be at the top of MY DASHBOARD ON THE BLOG IT AFFECTS. You can put it anywhere else, but it HAS to be there. And why dump the widgets, causing more work for everyone? I am swamped right now and don't have time for this, but my readers--few as they may be--need to know they can subscribe, search, follow tweets, etc. This was not done thoughtfully, with the needs of your users in mind. A proper announcement, well in advance, in the right place, would have given people a chance to browse the themes and see what changes they wanted to make. And save screenshots of the widgets, and someone else mentioned. Grump.