This is excellent. Since the downgrade was announced the forums have come alive again. People were moaning saying that there will be hundreds of noobs again asking questions that have been answered a thousand times. and yes to a certain extent there are but not as many as I expected. Possibly due to the high number of lurkers that have got a basic knowledge before they ask there question.
Anyway I love it again. Even with the noobs around as answering there questions is fairly easy. And they seem to be real polite if you answer nicely without just saying Use Search. I mean an answer and a reminder to use search and read the faqs goes a lot further than just flaming them.
Its amazing that it just takes a little bit of news to change the forums completely. They were getting boring before with the same people all the time just posting in the same old topics, which would take half an hour to read all the way through just so that you understand what its about and whats been said in it. Then you reply and as soon as you do the thread goes cold and everyone moves on to another old one.
Anyway I suppose the credit for rejuvinating the forums goes to MPH for giving everyone something to talk about as well as the owners of the site for the new design/alliance/convergence.