Perhaps more color. There isn't really a big color anywhere. Colors are neutral. They are nice neutral colors, but I'm a color person So something brighter would be nice
I like what I've seen so far. However, I agree with Corey: links need to stand out.
Also, limiting the amount of lines in signatures would be a good idea.
About post-padding... I've been here for like 5 minutes now and noticed this one guy (won't tell who he is for obvious reasons) who seem to be very interested in winning the competition. It even seems as he's spamming the forum. You should really talk to him and ask him nicely to calm down a bit, he's making the forum look bad, like there was just one active poster around.
Just my 2 cents.
It is messed right now, but I am working on it.
@Hector I am trying to figure out how to style links :P
As for the member, he has got many infractions and is now banned for a week (if we are talking of the same guy).
And I will limit sig lines.