to be honest, i just like this format better. there are so many more things you can do with it that you can't do with the old one. i know this isnt the first time you've contemplated changing formats, but if you go for the change, i'll be with you. also i like that you can see who's currently online.
plus this board is a bit harder for trolls to overtake. especially if you set up a few moderators, give the nod to a couple seasoned vets.
also, i'm banned over at the "real" board. what's up with that?