I logged on to the site today to find the old layout replaced by a much uglier one. Is there any way to go back to the old one - and if not, are they considering implementing an option?
Is there any way to go back to the old layout?
The new layout is part of a general redesign of all sites across the Stack Exchange network.
You are not the only one unhappy with the new design (see the above posts), but as far as I understand the old design will be removed and the new one implemented.
The whole point of the new vanilla design will be that it is easier to maintain (network-wide), so the individual site designs will most certainly not be kept as a separate option, because they are too labour-intensive to maintain and are expected to break with future updates...