I don't know enough about this stuff to know what is available (ie. how cool our site is compared to what is possible) and whether the maintenance required by Chris would be worth it. Apart from the suggestions mentioned above that all sound good to me, I think the site is great. Losing everything would be kinda tough, but I'm assuming that means we'll have to lose everything eventually? I'm extremely grateful that our club has such a cool forum, so I'm down for whatever.
Oh yeah, its never been slow over here and I'm usually on everyday or every couple days.