This is probably of little interest to anybody else, but it's been bothering me for a while.
I can't tell what the rationale is for the spotty use of sans typefaces in the new site design. When the proposed design was first posted here on Meta (see below, click for bigger), I quite appreciated the use of typography. It seemed, at least to me, that a very clear and logical design choice was made in using serif faces for actual mathematical content like questions and answers, and sans faces for "meta" information and interface elements like the vote counts, tags, badges, navigation, and so on. It also made sense because the questions and answers were the only places where TeX expressions, in serif, could appear.
In the design that's currently live, almost everything is in serif. The few exceptions are the topmost links bar, the tags, and the list of related questions. To me, this feels arbitrary and inconsistent. But it might just be that there is a good reason for these typographical choices and I don't know what it is.
Another, more concrete reason why this is bothering me is that I find that small isolated bits of text, like the vote counts, simply look better in sans-serif. I waited a few days to see if I would get used to the look in the current design, but it didn't help. At best, I would like to have a bit of discussion on the typography here, but failing that, my primary request is that the vote counts be changed to sans-serif.