Well, I had a good run reading Bleacher Nation. oh wells.
Maybe I was overly nervous, but I actually expected a few of these (and expect to get a few more when the season rolls around).
I actually agree that some casual readers will be frustrated and disapprove of the move, but I can't imagine that it will dissuade anyone from reading the site. And if it does, then that's their loss. Well, your loss too, I suppose. But you get my drift. But at the same time, some people may think it more appropriate to eliminate it from the main page and read even more!