Just from looking at it, it's hard to judge anything without actually seeing the show. This just looks to be a long needed update to their insert graphics look which is circa 2003ish. The remote look in contrast was updated in 2006 with the advent of MNF on ESPN, the studio shows have fallen far behind because (1) they are still heavily DEKO dependent, and (2) Sportscenter (to my knowledge) apart from ESPNEWS is the only all-VIZ studio show on ESPN. I would imagine the LA studio was built as an all-VIZ facility, so this would make sense. What I would be surprised to see is if they completely replaced their 2004 Troika animation package (which was groundbreaking in its day) for a new animation look (which even after 5 years is still pretty fresh looking).
The other thing to remember is that for all the flack they get, most of the graphics gurus at ESPN, or that ESPN contracts are the best in the business and the graphics execs have been in the game since the old ABC sports days of the 70s and 80s. The other networks generally look to ESPN (or ESPN's contractors) when it comes time to integrate their look and if you pay close enough attention to just about everyone broadcasting sports, they're borrowing a lot of concepts. If you peruse the reels of some of these companies, Troika, Prologue, BUCK, The Syndicate/CafeFX, Reality Check, etc and see their resumes it becomes apparent that this isn't just 3 guys fidgeting in a room for new ideas, but some real high end talent at work, especially if you are savy enough to know the ins-and-outs of the motion graphics world, you quickly discover that the sports broadcasters (particurally CBS, TNT and ESPN -- NBC does almost everything in-house) tend to sit on the forefront of technology and design conceptualization. Much of innovation in television these days is being driven by sports. It's only genre that is competitive enough and has the money enough to make that happen.
Look at the new MLB-TV, their studio shows are almost a carbon copy of ESPN. NFL Network...same thing. NBC Football Night in America, visually mimics ESPN's style on highlights. I would suggest before people make up their mind they don't like something, let the show air first.