Seems forum traffic dropped off significantly after the new site went up. I'm not sure if it's just me, or coincidence, but it seems posting just fell off entirely. I have wondered if the layout makes it difficult to find. It seems obvious and intuitive that it's there, but maybe it's not ergonomic enough. I really don't know.
I know it's been discussed, but I really liked seeing the queue for requests. If you are thinking about making changes, I'll throw that out again because you can't say no if we don't ask! :)
I like the layout and the feel of the site so I don't think that it needs a complete redesign. Maybe a few tweaks.