|ooooh doesn't it look new and shiny.|
The new layout looks very nice, and since you can't drop down a bracket people aren't just going to stop at gold. It encourages you to push for higher, so get playing ranked people! I like the idea of collecting 100 points and then if you win the best of 3 you get to go up a division. It's a good idea on paper, but a little frustrating in reality.
I expect you all to try a few ranked games with the new system, and then post a comment with what you think! Have fun ladies and gentlemen!