Well, at the very least, don't scrap the forums, whatever you do.
That's not gonna happen. We WANT to overhaul them and make them better, it's just a big project and we've had to weigh priorities. It's not so much an 'if' but more of a 'when'.
I'll back up Mike. This forum is the first place I check every day. If anything you'll see more people as we improve and unify the two audiences.
You know, we'd have more traffic if I wasn't so strict on not letting morons into our playground...hehehe