yes, yes it would! i'm not sure the ability to view "new to you" posts exists in the sw though. maybe some of the other options exist though... that's my one issue. it seemed to be running fine speed wise the couple times i logged in.
is ESSENTIAL to me and, unless that capability is restored, I will not be contributing to the new Forums but might merely read them occasionally on the Google link which is mercifully free of the excess junk that will now burden the Adobe Forums:
Lets hope that that group is not based on an newsgroup feed Ann, as the group name indicates. If it is, you probably won't be seeing very many new posts appearing in it, as there is no newsgroup access (initially) from the new forums.
Updates on the Google page seem to be happening within less than 5 minutes of the time that a message was posted on the Adobe Forums (which is fine if you not intending to contribute to the thread anyway); and the Google Search is faster and much more efficient at finding material within the body-text of a message than is Adobe's.