Thanks for everyone that was worried. It shows that what we do has merit.
@ziggy_567 - "View New Posts" is a phpBB thing. It was explained in their forums that it works better for those that logout then log back in. Like most of you, I don't really logout. I'll look for alternatives. I hate messing with custom code, because when an update comes out, it leads to a lot more work.
Speaking of which, sorry for the downtime Sunday night. I was trying to put in place a Recent Forum Posts module. The code came from the same source as the Recent Forum Topics module that works fine, so stupid me, I decided to throw it in there without testing on my dev site. It ended up not releasing memory, and I in essence DOSed myself. Didn't notice it for a few hours as I tried to have a little family time on Sunday. Oops.
New Question... I'm not sold on a couple tings and am willing to re-evaluate.
Design of the forums - I might play around with that. So if you visit and it's different, that's me playing with designs. What do you think of it so far (minus the little things like not seeing the white icons on the white bg)?
Social Icons - Looks nice but I'm not hot on some of them requiring that you have an account on a separate service. Looking into it and might change it.
On the other hand, I'm totally digging the new calendar app. Love the look. Only complaint is that it doesn't integrate with phpBB. I may have to do that manually with just simple links and not worry about fancy icons with post counts or integrated per item comment sections. What do you think?
Images - WP has the images buried in a folder deep in the structure of the site. I have some htaccess locks on some of it. Plus I wanted to have shorter links from not only an efficiency angle but also for better SEO. Speaking of SEO, I've learned a lot during the transition. Even though we showed up everywhere in Google, I found numerous ways to do even better in Google as well as Bing, Yahoo, etc. So it is unfortunate, but I will be going through each and every article that has ever been published on EH-Net and upgrading images locations, tags, content, links, etc. Some things I can automate, other take a human eye.
Thanks for the support during this. I hope I made the right choices along the way. If not, we'll jump off that bridge when we get there. In the meantime, keep the opinions and punch list items coming.