In response to all your comments, suggestions, complaints (ouch, that bitchslapping hurt), DH has made the following fixes beginning tonight:

No more comments coming through RSS feeds.
Text is bigger and blacker.
Bolder blue headlines.
Longer posts visible on home page (for less clicking through).
At least 10 posts on home page.
‘Most Recent Posts’ restored to right rail.
‘Top 20’ movie & television lists instead of ‘Top 10’.
Search function restored to show most recent first.

Still working on … faster loading … streamlined DH for Blackberry and iPhone.