I figured out the problem with the menu bar is. It's flash.
Flash <<<<<<< Ajax (for web sites)
That's why we can't middle click to open in a new tab, and it's probably why the popup menu dissappers as soon as you take the mouse off of it.
Didn't notice it yet, as since the site change I've been on very few threads, but if and when I'll start again to use the site and its forums for their main purposes, it will be a pain in the arse for me. I really hate links in Flash that don't have the right-click menu usual in html links.
Brett and I have already discussed this particular issue. We're going to pull the menu out of flash at some point which will help us in a few ways:
1) Performance improvement - flash not needed for this
2) Dynamic links based on site privledges - something we can't do very well right now
3) Right-click freedom - obviously
4) Better control over the senstivity - the old menu was highly sensitive too, but this one seems more so