I didn't have too much to complain about, since the font change is what mostly caught my eye. I'll work with the new one for a while and see if I adjust. (Hey, I only spend every day working to ensure customers can use the webpages I build...) I think the blockquote change would look good, but not combined with the main <p> font.
I like the removed stair-stepping, since the lines DO delineate it nicely. You might darken the alternating background color a bit, however. That would add some extra contrast. And lest I be a whiny punk who complains and offers no helpful advice about it, I'd suggest you try rgb(237, 222, 200) on the .even class. It seems dark enough for solid contrast without being overpowering.