Douglas, as far as your posts go, they are at such a magnitude of B.S. that the entire BPL site has to be considered separately from your activity. :)
I kid. They're fun to read.
Regarding the forum change, I know my opinion is really of little consequence in the grand scheme of BPL's operations. Even though the forums are "old," their simplicity is an endearing factor. Too many sites are awash with crap that clutters the information. Yes, there are improvements that need to happen, but mainly in the way how information is accessed through the search function.
I'll try not to harp on it too much, but I personally think the format is fantastic. Good luck with the creation of the new website though!