Yeah, the old boards won't be around much longer, so you should use MM links where possible. Oh, and if there's a useful thread which doesn't seem to have been reposted yet, say something in the Board Business section.
You can always view the boards as a guest. However, you need to make two posts before you can see most of the boards while logged in - agreeing to the rules (which are much shorter than the ones here) and starting an intro thread. We need it to keep spambots from infesting the place again; it's not as complicated as it sounds.