Definitely voting for "above average" both technically, aesthetically, and pseudofilially (Not a real word. Go ahead and look it up, it won't be there).
Question: What's with not letting users set their own avatars? Is that because it's the only way to prevent animated avatars? If so, makes perfect sense to me. I hate those things.
I appreciate the cleanliness of the site, but it's kinda *snore* ya know? How about a custom veggieboards vbulletin skin ???
I agree on the off-topic thing. I'm certainly guilty of that and I try not to do it but the devil, he makes me do it.
That's about it, I guess. Well done, Michael.