Personally, I find the current English main page to be overly dense;
my eyes glaze over when I look at it, and I've been here for a year
and a half. I shudder to think of a newbie's reaction. (Hmm, should we
conduct usability testing? I'll leave that as an exercise to the reader.)
Part of the problem is our overloaded skin. I am currently working on
something better. Stay tuned.