I don't mind using Google to search the site, it's very well indexed and native forum search is usually terrible anyway.
I like the spartan, retro look. It's fast and it seems to keep those incapable of appreciating intelligent discussions away. The noise level here is really minimal.
The only thing I'd wish for is a way to just get to the newest post you haven't read in a thread, which vBulletin does really well.
So here's with not keeping with the times and attracting the educated crowd who don't need shiny things to stay interested.