I have been on here allot more lately, and quite frankly I miss the chat and that would be a deciding factor in purchasing a membership (I have been thinking about it allot lately). I guess that certain users would use it more than others and at certain times of the day. Other than this forum, I really haven't visited many "forum" sites and if this style of website is what a "modern" forum is like, then a facebook style "news feed" system is 100 year more advanced than the typical forum site. I do agree that there are some sig pics that are huge. I have "shrunk" mine a few times and then used tables to be able to format the signature to fit tighter spaces. I think that there are a few other things to consider though. What type of displays are people using when they visit this site. At home I am running 3 x 24 inch LCD's (1900 x 1280 each, total screen screen size is 5700 x 1280. When I am mobile, I am looking at this site on an Ipad 3..... 2560 x 1600 ( approx ) and if I am on my android phone, I am viewing at 1280x800. If someone is viewing this website on a flip phone, then a 5 pixel sig pic will take half the screen. It is really easy to figure out how people are viewing the site with google analytics. I do this with the websites I own. Unfortunatly the site has to cater to the majority of the users and for some reason, I don't think most of the users are surfing the web at 1024x768 any more. If they are then they can get a second hand 17, 20 or 22 inch LCD for less than $100 used.