Actually, from the beginning, we have had plans for how to adress these issues, and knew that changes were going to be made, and even what those changes will be
I haven't been able to find the words to assure you all before (or taken the time to think of them!) but let me try:
Some of the features that we planned had to have actual content on the site before they could be implemented. The layout that we want can't happen without the content to house it. The structures and ideas for our forums can't happen until there is something to put in them
We also haven't advertised our ideas, because they are our ideas and we'd rather be the first one to give them to you
So, please don't fret. We didn't throw these things up willy-nilly and now need to figure out what to do.