From your posts I gather you would prefer us to be full of adverts.
Somehow I think that would annoy most of our users.
No, there is a balance, obviously. I just don't like seeing wasted space but as was mentioned earlier advertising or more features is preferable to a full list of contributors both major and minor and especially on the front page when I do think there is probably very limited interest for that. But it's early days with the new design which as I've said, I do think is an improvement, so I've no doubt it will evolve some more in the coming weeks. And all of this is just my own opinion of course and it wouldn't stop me coming here if the whole of the front page was a staff list in 36pt flashing red letters - I'd just point my Favourites straight to the Forum section instead