Everyone's problems would have been averted had they viewed the tweet on Neon, where it displayed itself in all its wondrous glory.
Call me a luddite, but I'm on "old" TVF, and will continue to be until it's taken offline. It's a shame these things aren't backwards compatible.
Funnily enough, the reason such things aren't backwards compatible is because upgrading a version of the site that will be taken offline to match the new version's post features would be stupid.
I'm a creature of habit. Plus I prefer my forums simple - posts, threads and that's it. All this extra-curricular activity (vids, tweets, tags etc) detracts from the core purpose. I hope that a "basic" forum-only feature lite version of TVF remains once Neon comes out of Beta.
I certainly hope not. It would make the site harder to change in future, and would leave you disappointed when the inevitable would happen, and the feature would be dropped.
I hated the new site when I first saw it. After 20 minutes, I got used to it. It may take you longer to get used to it, but it does grow on you. Don't forget that videos were available on the old site, and tweets were often linked to or quoted - embedding them is only a small step. Tags make the search a lot better.
EDIT: You're also missing out on a whole board by not using Neon.
I don't see why Neon is so radically different, in your eyes.
I can't even work out what was so interesting about the tweet that was linked to anyway. And it was my tweet!
It was to stop the Daybreak fanboys worrying that Daybreak has been axed. It also let people know who didn't stay up 'till, or wake up at, 6:20 what time it ended.