Yep, I can confirm the new design is finally progressing. I have a total of ten mockups planned, with three already done. The concept is complete and all wireframes are in place.
This week I'm on the final touches with Gimp and should start hacking HTML and CSS next week to later move everything to Drupal 6. I don't want to throw a release date yet but I'm pretty sure it will be before leaving to Cancún.
I'm documenting all the process and will have some interesting articles about it when the site is launched.
I can't, well, I don't want really, tell you more but here's a small preview.