PS.com has been around for about 5 years, and was feeling its age. Times were simpler then, and I had much less on my plate. Of late, the site had been neglected and infrequently updated. Despite this, traffic remained consistent and the site remained a resource for designers, developers and even college professors (hi Suzanne!).
My hope is that installing forums will allow the users to take ownership of the site. They can tell their own stories, upload their own screenshots, and follow up later with more info. Plus, for the first time, users can get real feedback from the rest of the community.
An empty forum is a lonely thing.
(Oh, and if anyone knows of any slick, minimalist phpBB templates, please let me know!)