I first made note of this pending new layout back in February, when it appeared as though they were testing it. I believe they placed a cookie or something on my PC b/c for a while I kept getting the new layout from my PC at work but not from my home PC. I also wondered why no one else was discussing the new Yahoo layout, but apparently its just b/c not many people new about the layout being tested on selected PCs. I take this a confirmation that indeed my blog does not have the widespread distribution to educate or inform the masses. Sigh.
Anyhow, many others are discussing it: