Here's my opinion of what I think will help with many of the complaints. Visually the site just strains the eyes. There's entirely way too much white background!!! If you look at the posts in a thread the only color that seperates them is the black bar with the post # and date/time. I truly believe that if you guys put a background color on the section of each posters screen name/stats section it would make a world of difference.
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. If you make this change I guarantee that most of the members would be extremely happy. Let me know what you think.