My thinking is that this will make it easier for people to find the links they want without having to scan a load of other links, while also providing access to all areas of the site if people just fancy a browse. It's also entirely search-engine friendly, if anyone cares. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts, on this specific change or on the look/feel of the site generally.
There's also a link on that page called "log in pop-up window" - that's just a random idea to replace the current login screen for members. More an experiment than a major change, but figured I'd run it past people too. For any members reading this I'll seek advice in the forum too, but I've been obsessing over so many random bits and pieces of late I keep forgetting to pop in, and at the time of writing I'm too knackered to give enough attention to the various threads which probably need it! I've become properly nocturnal recently, even moreso than my usual weird hours, and I've got to get back to a vaguely normal sleeping pattern! And yes, bed at 4am counts as normal for me...