As you have already noticed, we have rolled out our new skyscraper banners. While you may not be thrilled with this addition to our site, these skyscrapers, combined with our other revenue sources and your kind donations, put right at or pretty darn close to being in the black. In addition, these skyscrapers will not be including Flash or another "features". Just keep telling yourself, "Money am good, Money am good..."
Also, in the near future you may be seeing some streamlined forums. This is part of Nedry's assault on the bandwidth eating features of the network. They may or may not make it tomorrow for patch day, but it is hoped that all the changes make the site a lot more responsive under our heaviest loads, like tomorrow.