I love the fact that frames are gone, now when I direct link to a page my browser won't lock up. The basic layout is good, I like the way the logo is the same width as your columns, and the quick access pull down is a nice touch. 2 things I would change is the color... you need to incorporate the yellow some more in your menu area, because right now it doesn't appear like it's linked with the site, it looks like a giant banner ad. I would also move the very top buttons below your main buttons so they don't blend into the actual banner ad.
I found a thing you'll want to fix, and that is the NG Fan net icon that people can put on their sites, it's still launching a frames page.
Keep up the good work!