I like the new changes. I'm glad to have the ability to remove comments - though really, I've only had a couple of comments that I would have removed were I able back-when. They were personal attacks that had nothing to do with the article in question and were very inappropriate.
And as far as posting an article and allowing no comments or ratings - I can't see myself using that very often, but it's nice to have the option.
The interface for choosing groups to publish to is now a lot easier for me to navigate.
So all-in-all, I say good job, Gather!
I hope that someday they update the article editor to have more functions. I'd like to be able to increase my text size , change the text color, and have more formatting options at the touch of a button. I think that'd be sweet.
What do you think of the new updates? What would you like to see changed/updated ?