The hashtag features are slick. The chat/hangout features are now more streamlined, but not so great for invisibility when online. There is a lot of white space - could be good or bad, depending on who you are. Either way, it's still just Google+, it's still just another social network, and it's still just absolutely destroying Facebook
muahahahaha. Or something. The fonts are pretty. +Aaron Wood
had some funny posts about the redesign.
I like Google+ in general, but I don't see this redesign as something that's going to get a lot of the users back on for more than just a few minutes (and those minutes will be spent trying to remember what G+ looked like a year ago when they last intentionally logged in, so they can tweet about whether or not they like it).