The new admin is also the owner of a long time paying ptc site pplinx.
As a part of the restart most of the account balances were reset to $0.5. Those that had a lot of money in account balance were not left empty handed. Instead they received advertising credits for the money that were in their account balances. It's a smart way of restarting a site instead of just resetting everything and having 99% of angry members instead of just 50%.
As of now, there are alot of ads and the advertising cost is not really that expensive. The more advertising you buy, the less it cost. 10 000 ptc visits cost $20.
Also a new feature is the "ptsu" section also called paid to signup. This was not enabled before the restart. You can read more about the teabux 2.0 restart (Update 5.0) here:
As a result of the restart, a lot of members are complaining and spamming blogs/forums. Some populistic blogs such as ptc-investigations has put both teabux.com and the long time (2 years+) paying site pplinx.com to their scam list although it has no signs of stopping paying and never had.
Scam or not? It's up to you to judge but both of the sites are currently paying.