Since we're giving opinions here, my personal opinion is that I liked it better before the Twins Daily Articles got their own forum. I understand why it was done, but I feel like it has lessened potential traffic and interaction for both TD Official Writers as well as regular posters. I don't feel like there are SO many official articles that it would "bog down" the regular forum.
I liked having a mix of official stuff and silly/user generated content. Both are awesome in their own ways and having them in the same place showed that off.
But... that's just my opinion.
John forwarded me your PM and we're talking about it. My gut says that things will stay the way they are now with the big caveat BUT...
The new site is going to be MUCH more social-oriented. We're going to be making big pushes to integrate and mix how users see and react to content, not only in the forums but also the blogs and amongst each other on profile walls and whatnot. On top of the typical news/forums/blogs of the current site, there's going to be a lot more of a Facebook-style vibe where users can talk to each other on their walls (that are more customizable), there are achievements to unlock that will (in time) grant additional features, you can easily track other user movements from said wall, there are semi-private clubs where people can participate outside the forums, the list goes on and on.
Because we have so many balls in the air right now, I'm leaning away from making another significant forum change, if only to ease the burden on moderators. We haven't ruled it out permanently but it's likely to be shelved for at least a little while.
Once you all see the new site, you'll understand what I mean. It's MASSIVE with literally dozens upon dozens of new features that encourage users to find new ways to create content and talk about Twins baseball.