Fully endorse the view that forum posts should show on the front page.
It might be useful if there was a “More..” button at the bottom of both the News and Tutorials columns.
Regarding proper names vs. pseudonyms, I seem to recall that a couple of years ago some members were keen on the anonymity pseudonyms gave as it protected them from cropping up in search engine results.
While it will take some getting used to I do like the design overall and having worked in IT have some inkling of the amount of work that must have been involved. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.