Please try the watch thread or watch forum feature. Or follow a person. The watch forum is at the top of a forum on the left and watch thread is at the top of thread on the left. Then you can just click on the Watched Threads or Watched Forums when you log in.I like many of the changes. The only thing about all the changes I don't like is the main landing page. The old version had it great because the forum section was on the left and the latest posts......and who posted....was on the far right. It was fast to check things out. As an example, the Hangar section has a new post and you can see right next to it what thread and by whom. So if you don't like or do like the particular thread it's all available in one "look".
Now it's gone 100%. You need to scroll down and you can see a post was updated and you need to click on it to find out what section etc.
For me at least, I don't follow forum sections. I follow certain people and certain threads on certain topics because that's ultimately what matters. ItsI as if that "connection" is kinda gone. Maybe it's just me.
Of course, my opinion which is irrelevant, still a cool forum.
People you Follow is an option in the User Control Panel. Just click on it and fill in who you want to Follow.