I really like the changes that have already taken place on our new MB. It is much easier to delineate between each post. Nice purple color to indicate a post that has been read. And the column of posters in blue works very well.
I agree it has become much less congested seeming and less overwhelming I really didn't like the board at first but little by little its becoming more user friendly. I was wondering about the archiving system.
I liked the suggestion about creating a section to put things specifically related to each resort in its own section (similar to the meet up section).
Also I don't like (what feels like) the billion stickies (post that stay at the top) that i see and re read every time I get to the main message board. Stickies should be for very important information and should be limited to 2-3.
but overall great improvement so far.