I don't know why I ever changed my template.
I've always liked this one, and the newer one made people work too hard to get to the links that are perfectly visible at the sidebar in this one.
Sometimes a design that works fine for your personal site just doesn't work nearly as well for your blog, and that was true of the newer one.
Besides, it was bombing some folks' browsers, and that's not very hospitable.
So it's back to the old.
The old skin was better.