The forum still loads very slowly for me, but it's gotten a little better. I get "long running script" errors still, and it still occasionally temporarily freezes my machine. I do use a work machine on which I am required to run Explorer, and I know Explorer sucks.
The "last post" function still doesn't work for me. I don't like having the first post in a thread stuck to the top. Maybe it's because I use the forum a lot, but I want to open the site and see what is new, easily. The threads almost never correctly display new posts since my last visit.
I don't want us to lose any data or posts, but anything that can be done to just simplify the forum, make it easier to read and post would be great. I don't know what the visitation data says but I worry that the forum will start to lose its utility as an info source as people find it less user friendly. I know I'm already visiting it much less.