This all sounds pretty awesome honestly...
I'd like to hear back from Jana and Hannes though. They were a huge inspiration and I hope this didn't cause them to leave for good, so long as the problems they had truly are resolved.
I really like some of the suggestions floating around. Making the focus the art instead of silly stats is probably a really good idea.
And you know, for an art forum this place is surprisingly civil usually, at least that I've seen. People could be such douchebags, but usually it's friendly advice/encouragement or at least neutral. I think that says a lot about the quality of community this is, you all are some really awesome people.