I wonder if the breaking down of the forum into so many sub sections might not be an improvement?
The obvious advantage is that you can instantly find what you want - if you know what you're looking for. If you don't you may miss important information.
I'd certainly lump technical/general discussion/shouts together i think. Is it worth having a closed forum for committee announcements?
The rest of it's great, well done :)
(Posted here to get other people's views as well)