Well, not really that new. This is a variation of the previous template, again by the genius coder and designer Michael Heilemann with help from the equally creative Chris Davis. This is originally designed for Wordpress, but with some tweaking has become adaptable for Blogger, too.
I hope you like this transition. Reactions, violent or otherwise, will be entertained.
UPDATE: Kind readers have emailed to say that the commenting system was not working. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Well, apparently, it needed some fine tuning with Blogger settings. I'm glad to tell you it is working fine now. Please feel free to comment.