The new forums are fine. Who really cares what they look like as long as they serve the purposes needed?
I call this Forum V4. I have been using them since V1.
V0 - No longer exists. No evidence of it ever existing on the web. Ran until 2005.
V1 - Text Only. Ran from 2005-2006
V2 - First software with images and links. Ran from 2006-2011
V3 - This is what you find 99% of current google hits on. Ran until Summer 2017
V4 - Now. No ability to find topics on Google, at all.
What changing the forum software results in is a massive data loss and complete severance of communications on all topics. 100% of EVERYTHING you search for EVE forum related on Google lands you in a message chain in forums V3 which has been closed. So no way to add to it or ask any other questions.
I would urge CCP to quit changing forum software as of present it is extremely disruptive and eliminates all use and thus purpose of such.