Maybe I'm missing something here but it sounds like you guys are thinking about changing the site design, creating buttons, etc. I looked at the vbulletin site and searched for "vbulletin style" and looked around (not too hard) and found only what seemed to be 3rd party site creation software.
If you need anything done I could probably do it (if time is not of the essence). Just let me know and I'd be happy to help.
Site looks good and better than most forums I've seen BTW. The old logo seemed to have a little more "style" though