There are a number of reasons, the main one being to highlight content better because there is a lot of stuff on the site that can be easily missed, and also to give the great community we have here more exposure on the front of the site. For example, the Diablo 2 SPF forum now has its own front page feed.
The old news section has now become News & Discussion and it's now forum-driven instead of site-driven. The community forum will now be the place where the news is gathered making it easier for people to join in and post news and discussion. There are prefix flairs available to choose from when posting. If we missed a flair you think is required, let us know.
Staff-written content and articles will still be part of the main site system. While I am on that subject, we are looking for new writers and you can drop me a PM if it's something you are interested in.
As always, comments are welcome as we continue to fiddle with it.
Elly & Rush