Granted, this redesign was long overdue. More info over on the About page.
As for the site's purpose itself, most of you know this is built and maintained by John and basically covers our part of the family. To date - and this may change - no one has complained. Fair enough.
There is a blog. It may not be your cup of tea. That's okay, stop going there if it doesn't gell with you. Yes, I have a family domain name, but I sure the heck do not presume to speak for everyone in it. It was just available way back when I registered it and that's pretty much how it has been.