I got tired of how ugly the new dates were, so I went back. It’s not so much a problem of aesthetics as the fact that the date sits there in a huge h2. The datetime stamping I want to go to will be part of an as-yet-up-in-the-air redesign that will change the layout of posts fairly significantly.
For now, you get pretty dates, like “Wednesday, September 1, 2004”.
[Just when did someone decide that it was okay to be September?]