I admit, that I have problems to understand the meaning of the new landing page. I'm simply confused by the offered information. Therefore I assume, that this page does not support newcomers to improve the handling of the forum.
E.g. I see a list of "popular tags", which contains the terms "matlab", "matlab code" and "error". To improve the usage of the forum it would be much better to mention, that these terms are useless for the purpose of the tags.
Newcomers are still not instructed to use code formatting. In consequence the high reputations users spend time for editing questions and post instructions. This is a waste of power. Mentioning the FAQ on the landing page would be a shortcut also.
I do not think, that new users need to recognize users with a high reputation. They will recognize a valid answer, even if it was posted by another newcomer.