I would like to see some more smilies or some new ones. I would also like to see the search funtion improved. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the way its set up now it does not have a feature to search with two words. For example if I search for "fountain 24" it will bring up all threads with fountain OR 24, instead of only threads with fountain and 24. See http://www.marineengine.com/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi they have a "or" and a "&" keyword search option.
Glad you are on board. Lots of good boaters here that don't want to run a website or babysite one. I think its great to have a company like IB to run it all professionaly.