Yeah, seems like a fair bit of wasted space with this new layout. There's a dark bar under "My Nissan Leaf .com" that takes up a lot of space with little benefit, IMO. I'm pretty happy with the Quick Links menu, but if that darker gray bar is there, might as well have it be useful. The "Active Topics" and other links were in that location (roughly) previously.
2012 LEAF SL in Cayenne Red
40 mile R/T commute in Chicagoland
Leaf Spy Lite (June 2015, 22513 miles): AHr = 56.86, SOH = 86%, 393.13V, Hx = 73.55%, 924 L1/L2s, min/avg/max = 4.080 4.097 4.109 (29mV)