Sunshyn - 11:54 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
I prefer to keep it simple as well. Some forums nowadays are barely readable. A few, well-chosen ads would be fine with me, but not so many they flood the place.
The important part is the posts so focus should be on those and being able to easily find those. Speaking of which, perhaps the Search and stickymail could use some updating.