I hope the old skin returns.
Yes - it's great!
I much preferred how it was before. The forums are fantastic in my opinion. Please don't change them too much or you will ruin a great thing. If you're going to do some updating, maybe just update the 'www.finlandlive.info' main-page. Not the forum layout or how posts are displayed and such as that is definitely perfect.
But yes some banner pictures of Finland at the top of the main page would be lovely.
But I think it's really annoying to have the 'Join our facebook page' all over the forums, especially if you have already joined it.. :/
Something like this would be gorgeous. as a banner of sorts.
Here is a picture I took while I was in Finland. It's a panoram I made you could use that for a banner
This is another gorgeous picture.
Consequently pictures of the landscape are gorgeous or things that are unique to Finland
Oh and thanks for removing that facebook thing it got in the way. Just put it somewhere else, like smaller and on the front page