You're welcome, and if Veks has anything more to add I'm sure he can explain it better lol. As for the initial question. I've switched over to https and only seen one problem. My new message indicator isn't going away, even after checking that new message.
Well if it's different between the http and https versions, it should only be temporary.
What is the difference?
Using https , traffic is encrypted. This means for example the NSA can't spy on what you post in the private area here.
But there are a few deeper advantages to it.
Namely, the name of the website you are going to does not get sent over http either. This means, if you happen to be in a particularly censorship-heavy area, using https + a hosts file entry means that would-be censors would be none the wiser about your activities here, especially if I didn't direct the ip address to the site (but obviously I can't avoid that at the moment as people are still trying to find us : / )
Also, some ISPs like to cache things over http... this causes problems. They can't do this over https because it just causes random garbage.
Page loads are a little slower, I'm noticing, but everything loads and works fine, so I'm not too worried about that. Given https is more secure, I'm cool with that trade off, frankly.
https is slower, yesh, though most of this is only on the first load in a given period (I've got ssl caching set to a half-hour).