What's the story with the new about page? It's fancy now. I like it, and I suspect it'll be more useful for new CV users this way. (Side question: Should we link to it from the FAQ?)
From the meta post:
We've been working hard on ways to help improve the experience of new users, and one of the best ways to do that is to help teach them the basics about how our sites work before they run afoul of them.
This will improve their odds of having a good first experience, speed up how quickly they can become contributing members of community, and head off the frustrations they sometimes have as a result of crashing into one of the many things that make us... different.
There's more commentary and information in the link, but that's the gist of it -- we changed it because the old version wasn't helping new users. I firmly believe the new version does.