Here is the new new layout that is coming along with the CMS script for the site.
Basically there will be network changes with this design too, no more top bar with the links to network, shop, forums and what not. It just used up space. The right sidebar on most sites was used for forum links and poll, well that was more of a space user than anything else too.
So now I added more space for the news (that is our focus...updates) and there will be a section above news with daily pic, latest files and latest forum topics. Not sure on the poll yet, but it seems it would be best if we used the forums for that to where we allow discussions too.
You may like it or hate it, the design that I am designing is coming and staying. I will take input though.