There is a new menu option in the forum menu bar titled "New DG Posts". This is similar to the regular "New Posts" link except it will exclude all threads from the water cooler. That way if you're not interested in the non DG side of things, you won't have to weed through the thread titles.
I considered making the New Posts thing a drop-down but then we'd be talking two clicks to get to the list.. I don't want your fingers to get tired
I removed the old FAQ menu item from the forum menu. A link to that FAQ can be found in the new site FAQ system in the main menu.