I see you've given phpBB a try, looking good. I think I should tell you a few things about phpBB since I run my own Web Hosting business iin Australia (www.deasoft.com
). We have hundreds of clients with phpBB installations and I would like to stress to you the importance of keeping phpBB updated to the latest version. We recently had a server compromised (hacked into) as a result of an older version of phpBB being exploted - 900 websites were taken down for 10 hours. It really is important to keep your phpBB up to date as new security holes get discovered every month with phpBB. There is a particularly nasty group of hackers that attack phpBB's that mainly come from Iran - we believe this was the source of our own troubles. But since you only have one phpBB to keep up to date I'm sure it'll be fine as long as its updated regularly.
Also there are plently of free skins available for phpBB, you might want to take a look at some of them. If you do give this board a cusotm skin then you'd best upgrade via the patch method. Info on how to upgrade is on the phpbb.com website. I'm more than happy to offer help / advise if you need it.