Since you asked to review forum software (which I'm not going to do), I will review only changes :
- Animated icons distracts attention
- I can't browse "Shop" without registering
- Logo is blinking and is bad quality
- flash games?! Your forum is not about games, or is it?
- 2 search boxes: google and "smf" search (this one requires to be registered)
Or maybe this is a spam?