I do think this is a great innovation. FeverBee has always been a great demonstration of how to run a community and implement one too. Well done to @HAWK and the team (and to @JoeBuhlig for the skillz)
However, one new bug I've noticed (is this the place?)
If you read down an existing thread then click back to the homepage, it hides the new homepage links and shows only the list of existing threads. I can understand why.
However, it jumps down (to an anchor?) and hides the "New Topic" button so you cannot start a new conversation. I worked around by hard refreshing the page and viewing the full homepage, but this probably needs fixed.