I use both. I use "view new" if it hasn't been too long since my last visit...let's say less than 24 hours. I find it easier to skim through new posts and read what I'm interested in than to browse around to all the forums I care about. If it's been longer, I browse the forums I'm interested in since there's too many new posts to go through, it helps to do it in an organized order.
1 adult bull snake: "Dozer"; 1.1 juvenile bull snakes: Oscar and Phoebe; 3 baby red-sided garters; 1.1 macklot's pythons