I'm aware the management team is still pretty busy since the move over here, but I thought I'd submit a suggestion.
Could there an ability to allow users to set which forums contents appear when clicking 'new posts'? For example, when I click 'new posts' I would like for it to display all active threads, with to ability to not display threads from the pit section, or any other section I decide not to view.
Giving the user a feature like that would help everyone out, and once set up, make the site much more enjoyable to browse. I suspect that the "regulars" would enjoy the feature also, being that the new premium membership gives access to other hidden forums, they could block the sections where the rest of us noobs post. Again, this would only take effect on the 'active topics' page.