I really enjoy these discussions, and I feel you do a good job. I have moderated an airline forum for over 20 years, and I understand what a time consuming and thankless job it can be.
One thing that concerns me is the trap of over-moderating. Yes, we want things organized, and threads to stay on topic, but too much of this WILL destroy a forum.
The topic of update 2.1 has been a good example. I, and probably many others enjoy seeing new threads started. It makes it easier to find new thoughts. If you roll everything into a 300 page thread, many will not bother nor have the time to sift thru 1000's of posts.
I know you can subscribe or search for new posts, etc, but sometimes a new thread is better.
Again, overall nice job with this forum.