I've just noticed that a new beta website has started. The new Microsoft Download Center is going to be fully functional with Silverlight. Silverlight is the next generation of .NET based media experiences. More information on Silverlight can be found over at it's homepage.
When initially loading the website, you will be promt to install Silverlight. You have to have Silverlight installed to view the new download center. Apparently BETA participants are being invited randomly from the Microsoft Connect website. The design is very sleek, and sexy I should add. Other than that, the current download links on the BETA website forward you back to the current Download Center.
Hope to hear some official word on this BETA soon, in the mean time check it out!