Go for the upgrade.
Just give us a little time to go and save any posts that we want before they are gone. I use the board as a record of what I/others have done. I will save what I need to a disk.
Slightly OT, you can if you deem necessary :-/
I've a suggestion. A lot of the other forums that I visit show a individuals location if they so choose, right under their name. When the topic is such that you have people from literally everywhere, its always nice to learn/know a little bit more about the folks your having discussions with. Just a thought :dunno:
Seems to me that the important threads tend to become items in the tech section (witness Jim's Birf article). There will always be the oddball things that come up that don't warrant a tech article, but that the collective knowledge/experience of this board can address. So my vote would be for whatever it is you need to do in order to provide for a stable environment where we can collectively discuss our needs/opinions. Just my .02.