The Steam store will soon be renewed; a number of things are going to be changed. The homepage will be updated, improved navigation, and it would be easier to see what friends have bought and played, and what games are popular.
A list of the emerging improvements is put online on the forum for Steamworks developers, but this is not publicly accessible. A user of the NeoGaf-forum has, however, copied the list. The media coverage shows that Steam Navigation and display of the Steam Store is much prettier.
The main page of the Steam Store gets larger images for games, as well as clearer. At the same time, there are additional links at the side for navigation within the store. Thus fostering links to new and upcoming games. It also shows what is popular among friends of the user.
Those who still prefer something else see on the main page will soon be able to adjust this by themselves. Thus, in the settings, it will be possible to indicate what kind of releases the user prefer to see on the main page. Steam itself also wants to better connect the display to the individual user. Instead of showing all new games to everyone, will soon be more specific about what the user may be interested in. Finally, the options for curators will be adjusted; they will have more tools to promote games or to correct information about here.
The intention to roll out the improvements is in the coming weeks. However, an exact release date is not yet known.