As a relative newcomer to CF, the upgrading of the forums section has, in my opinion, produced a very
smoothly running area.
The last site I belonged to, performed, what their admin described as "a very considerable re-hash of the forums area graphics" etc.
When it happened, I'd been with them for around eighteen months, the following weeks there were quite a few glitches the worst of which was, when you were notified of a reply, it was hit & miss whether you got there to view the latest postings, to be fair, it settled dowm soon after, but at the time of my leaving, it still had a sort of "twitch", when you arrived on site, for quite a few seconds it did one or two jigs before it settled down.
Perhaps this is a sort of warning to CF, you're doing OK David, the growth of your site is progressing steadily but surely.
Don't be tempted to "run before you can walk", as they say, I'm sure you won't though.