Some people are more accustomed with forum member information displayed to the left of posts. Others are more accustomed with forum member information displayed above posts.
With our forum software, there is no compromise as you can choose which layout you prefer.
If you would like to switch to Classic mode:
At the top of the forum page, click "User CP". Then choose on the left "Edit Options". Then to the right of the page, under "Thread View Options" choose "display posts in classic mode".