Hi, I know this is a free forum program so there's probably limited things you can do. but it's quite boring and hard to look at. all that stands out is the forum topics on the left, and on the right all that stands out is 'today' 'yesterday' in bold.
I think there should be a front forum page where instead of showing every individual forum, it just list the latest posts so it's easy to keep up with current discussion, and then if you want you could click on the forums of interest and look further, but as a front page it should show current topics i think.
vbulletin is an amazing forum program, costs under $200