I understand that it is different, but I personally don't see how it is less personal.
vBulletin is a mess of software, bloated with things that aren't needed, and years of bloat. I did my best to remove everything unnecessary, but there were things that I couldn't remove successfully.
With that said, if you can find examples that illustrate things that could be done better, or ways to make the site more inclusive, then let me know. I'm not saying I will do any or all of it, but given the ideas and information, if it makes sense and isn't a wild request, I would be willing to invest into it.
As far as how things are organized, I really enjoy having on topic and gaming together (I use all categories latest). Could it be that some of the community topics that tend to stay at the top get pushed down more often?