I’ve had to revert back to the original layout on my site. The new layouts did look fresh and modern, but came with too many limitations. I couldn’t have any of the gadgets I have on this current layout. In fact I couldn’t have any gadgets at all! Editing the colour scheme, layout of the page, sizing and other features weren’t available either. At least with this layout I can alter almost anything I want.
Blogger tells me that as these are new layouts, they are listening to feedback and are looking to integrate more and more features as time goes by, but they’re not going to rush it. So I’m going to wait for some more updates, and when they arrive, I shall make the changes!