but no longer has the links to the general and article forums in it. That's now on a larger bar at the top
"User topics" gets you to the user forums; "Article topics" gets you to the article forums.
Re "a way to get to the forums", I personally just type "forums" on the URL bar, and I pick the first result - but I might be biased.. we'll find a way to "help" navigating to the forums, in a manner that isn't front-and-centre like the link in the top bar used to be.
Re complaining, you can always direct your ire at webmaster@ if you feel so inclined. Not all emails sent there are sent to /dev/null.