I really like the new look (not something I've ever said for a FB update!), unfortunately it doesn't fix my biggest G+ gripes...
- Lack of events/google calendar integration
- No ability to import a feed (even as a one off manual process) to Google Pages, so can't move my site to Pages without losing my news archive.
- No ability to post to G+ without going to G+ itself
The last one I understand, Google want us to stay in their garden, and not play next door. The second one, I kind of get, it's not really what Pages was designed for, maybe Blogger needs to be integrated into G+. The first one however there's no excuse for that I can tell.