Well, this was certainly an unexpected surprise for me but I really like the new looks of the forum so far. Takes getting used to, sure, but it also fits in pretty well with the main website as well as the VPository general interface.
And I especially like the loosened moderation part! Now some of us (or everyone?) can write & edit messages right away and I honestly think that this will help make the forum much more accessible. I’m most definitely already a fan!