Well I favour the old phpBB style boards, this does load faster.
It's an adjustment none the less, and so be it.
A forum need not be too flashy to attract visitors, and comparitively this is actually a really good looking board. Case in point is /b/, which is ugly as crap but certainly has a faithful fandom.
As far as the whole monetarization issue, I'd rather they make a small amount of coin of the commerce on the site. They provide a service to people here and...