Well, its official...I have restructured the forums based on a combined effort of several members. After over a year of operation and not really having a well defined vision or specialty, the site now very obviously is a bit more focused.
None of your topics were removed. Everything has been moved into other forums, and as myself and the community leaders start going through old topics, some may continue to be moved and possibly some subject lines will be renamed. Some forums will get a sticky post specifying posting guidelines to try and keep things relevant and easy to follow.
All-in-all, I think this is going to be a positive step forward for the website, and now I can pursue some traffic generating avenues.