I find it harder to navigate, and harder to reply and to edit.
I think some of your concerns regarding replying & editing have already been addressed in other threads here, kennethamy. (Though I've lost track of which ones, sorry. There have been so many threads!
). I can understand that navigation of this site is a much more daunting prospect than your smaller, more compact site, though. But, trust me, it's gets much easier with regular site usage.
One thing which I don't know has been mentioned yet is email updates
. For A2Kers like me who follow many threads, this is how I keep up to date on new posts to those threads.:
Under the thread topic heading (on page 1 of the thread) you'll see a "get email updates"
link. If you click that, the wording will change to "stop email updates"
. This means that you are then notified by email when there's been a new post to that thread. Responding to the email link takes you directly to the the new post on the thread. I've found this extremely useful, especially for the smaller, less popular threads, which would get lost otherwise. I hope this helps.