I like this too and this must be the ultimate accolade as I am “getting on in years” and normally detest change. This works for me and you are to be congratulated on the amount of work which you, obviously, have put in to get this up and running.
I would agree with most of the comments. Like the background darker than featured art. (Even though my blog does not reflect the same) I’ve not tried the links and will nose around to see how they work… new features too?
Is it possible to have your very special Favorite of your Favorites, like your personal pocket, where you can keep your own collection of works you like? So you can shake and change it if you want and look at it.