An error occurred while saving the commentZinoPrimo commented
Hard agree, I think that's the most prominent thing I think of when I imagine most user's twitch channels is their extremely diverse and iconic panels.
Don't get me wrong, the info ON the home page seems useful, but the customization that goes into the channel panels on the about page is too important to be left under an "about" button that I GUARANTEE won't be clicked very often. Please don't make every channel feel similar by moving the fun customizable stuff in a corner away from the world.
Twitch, if you REALLY want all the channels to have a certain baseline of quality across them all, then just provide some simple sample templates for everyone to just add text to. Users who want to customize heavily can invest as much time into them as they want, and user who don't can type "ABOUT ME" in a box, have a cool design that YOU designed show up, and everyone calls it a day.
EDIT: And if you GENUINELY can NOT find it in yourselves to change how it currently is, just add more options, like allowing the about page to be made the default, or any other tab for that matter. I'll bet there's some sicko here who would LOVE if chat was dead center on their page. The option to default to it on their home page would rule.