Everyone wants something different, I'm sure you guys have learned that by now. However, the people still screaming for the 'old' look should be fairly outnumbered.
If anything, consider simplifying it more, and selling or offering add-in modules/bundles.
I would think that could be accomplished in the same way vbulletin uses hooks/products.
A feature to allow the integration of picture ads (embedded), and adsense is a must.
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) I forgot what the one that google came up with was--they left it in another name, other than adsense. to show ads to certain member groups, guests--and not have to stick it in the php randomly, only your ad rev number inside the admin menu would be super handy.