i don't like the smilies either, so i'm with Punaxe on this, i'm finding them VERY distracting
there is also another thing but it's not related to this realease, when you have servers sorted by players(as most users have), when you refresh a server where there were players before but now the server is empty, the server is put back in the server list (by other sorting methods selected), however, your cursor follows this server, so you jump from top of the list where all the populated servers are, to a middle of nowhere and you have to scroll all the way up , this is a major inconvinience, what should happen is, the cursor stays on the same line number, only the order of servers changes - i can see how this can cause problems when other major sorting method is selected, like ping or map since these can change as well as game progresses, so this could be applied only when sorting by players is in use
It's not that I just dislike smileys, I also think their colours aren't as good as the previous ones, especially since green one is almost half white because of the teeth :P
And well, IDE used to have team scores on the Players tab. When watching a CTF tourney, I always set the auto-refresh to 1 second and watched the Players tab where I could see everything: players, frags and team score without doing anything. Now I have to go to the Servers tab which doesn't give much information in a single glance, hover my mouse over the players to see the scores and move it again after refreshing. I hardly ever went to the Servers tab, I preferred being able to do and see everything (more than at Servers) from the Players tab...