As much as I hate to say it one thing I really liked about that other site was the Look what I found section. I really liked how every major group got their own mini forum. In my area for example it was nice to be able to have A Denver/Fort Collins Thread and a Colorado Springs thread, as well as our own trading thread and a non-SW finds thread. Me and Matt_Fury have been trying to bring some of the Denver guys over here but they are resistant to change.
I really like how the Mission Log threads are private now, it really sets JD apart from other sites.
I guess what I'm getting at is I'd really like to see some child boards in the Mission Log Section, mainly for the active bigger areas like So Cal., Minnesota/Canuckia, Colorado, New Jersey, Michigan, Norther Cali/Bay Area, Indianapolis, and Iowa. I think that would perfect the Mission log section. And generate some more good traffic.
I know this would probably be a lot of work, but I think it'd be worth it.