I loved The Verge for my latest tech and general interest news. I came to the site almost every morning each week to see the latest headlines and stories. It was easily consumable with your large imagery to grab me based on my interests.
Now with the redesign it's just a sea of text and I have no idea what to look at or what is actually relevant to me. You have a single large image for the headline story and nothing else. I don't have the time to sit here and read the headline of every single tiny story mashed up on the homepage. Not to mention, there is no consistency with how stories are displayed. Every one seems to be displayed differently with no organization.
I don't mind the new logo or vibe of the site. But the core function of a news site is to provide news and stories that grab the reader. You've failed at that. You could solve all of this by bringing back the grid of imagery and stories you once had proudly displayed at the top of your homepage. Keep the new design but give us a way to QUICKLY tell what new stories there are. Every article should have a cover image that grabs the viewer. Period.
I really am sad and disappointed. You were the one site where our interests really aligned but now I need to find someone else that has the information easily digestible until you fix your site.