Added to the punch list . . . thanks for pointing it out. We have a list of known issues, as well as non-critical but annoying items (such as this) that are being addressed. The hope is to make the site faster to load, but at the same time not paring away all of the bits of information that many find useful. This is one such example.
Rather than tweaking and fiddling as individual items like this are pointed out, we're discussing overall site usability and dealing with the punch list as a whole. Often, what is critical for one member
is not even noticed by another, but ultimately, the new look and functionality of the site will emerge - we ask that members be patient at this stage of the process.