Ok, I admit I have been a fan of and using phpBB for a few years, so after much searching, trying php-nuke (with little sucess), but keeping an eye on the Mighty Gorgon and staff's work, I decided to upload the great Icy Phoenix CMS based on phpBB last night.
It was NOT a mistake. I love it! Thanks Mighty Gorgon. There is much more to do in tweaking and personalization, but here's a start!
Oh, I also took the liberty of creating a link back to http://www.icyphoenix.com by way of a button which is the style I am using for all my linkbacks (blog button).....
P.S. if you use Icy Phoenix, you can use this custom button I created. Please put it on your home page: