Nice move Simon. One concern I had was lack of communication between the development team and your FE (Peter), as he didn't know about the changes. I'm sure that's being resolved.
SPAM posts: I made a suggestion about a more streamlined method of reporting, but the thread has long since been buried. All it is, is a button visible to logged in users, for each post to report as spam. that would alert the FE and other moderators for review, hiding the post in the process.