Because now you can load threads and navigate pages in seconds, rather than minutes (seriously....it wasn't uncommon for me to select a thread, see it start loading, go out and have a cigarette, and come back in as it was finally loading).
Originally Posted by mbfabulian
We can now also stay logged in (for the most part) between starting a post and finishing a post.
The forums are not an accurate representation of the thoughts and feelings of the whole player base. Those who like a particular feature are in the game enjoying that feature. Those who don't like it log out to mention it on the forums. It is a relevant but biased source of feedback, and any claims of community desire should take this fact into account.