Guys and gals,
I'm really enjoying the look and feel of these forums. The design is minimalistic and easy to use. I love that it doesn't look like virtually every other PHP-based forum out there, which tends to prioritize sheer volume of features over the ease and simplicity of a minimal design.
It also contains features I like. For example, I don't have to load another page in order to comment or start a new topic. I also like the badges that we get after we first join and begin using the forums (i.e.: 'Welcome', 'First Link', 'Regular', etc). Nice little touch that keeps people active and interested.
Overall, kick ass forums. Nice job getting everything setup.