Well, the free web polling system I found apparently crapped out after a single day (guess you get what you pay for). Still, we had plenty of time to get the results in. 87% favored the old intro to the new one.
So, in short, people like the old intro, and they like the long format. They like the Rapid Fire Round, and they like the rants.
In a way, this is endearing. I guess we were doing the right thing all along.
We'll still experiment occasionally, but we'll keep with the original format in general.
Thanks for your help!