You didn't miss anything. In fact the standard text header is rubbing off on my. Sometimes it's not about the sparkling features but rather reliability.
One thing I've learned in my years around this place is there's never any reason to be in a hurry unles you've got a solution to post that might help someone's problem. Most people don't post until they're stuck and by then withdrawal has already started to set in.
Sept 01, then extended a
month to Oct 01. maybe it will be Nov 01.
AND...... it's not the logo that makes it "home"..... it's the people