As an IT professional who is often looking for answers, having specific forums on TechNet was perfect. I do not like the new Q&A.
On TechNet I'd favourite in my browser and navigate easily and instantly to what I needed. They were easy to search and follow, and the threads of conversation from the community and MVPs invaluable and easily presented. On here I cannot say the same.
IT professionals are - often - seeking answers to deeply technical issues or questions and are not the same as the more end-user facing needs. I personally don't believe you should mix IT pros with their end-users. Ask any of the latter and I am sure they would want their IT pro to be able to find what they need to help and not mix them into the same pot; clearly there is as natural and understandable barrier between the expert and the consumer - and in pretty much every industry that is true. Technet gave you access to a community of experts, with no agenda other thasn to try to help and educate.
IT professionals spend incredible sums of money via their contracts and agreements with Microsoft, and whilst some can give you access to DSEs and PS etc the value provided by the community in real-world experience of peers & MVPs mustn’t be ignored; this Q&A site makes it frankly horrible to navigate. Please make it clearer, easier and more logical for us to find what we need to help OUR customers.