Runboard looks promising
I must say, Runboard is looking quite promising. They are not as strict as the popular host I've been using for quite a while (can you believe the number of hosts that don't allow Spanish or French to be spoken??) and they don't inundate us with popups that crash people's computers, like the 'other' leading message board system.
What they lack in features, they make up for with considerable control over the design via CSS. There are quite a few errors in their html, but I think I will contact the owners and bring them to their attention so they can be fixed in the future. Who knows? Runboard may become the leading board system within the next few years. ;)
This is the host I have chosen for my new message board, ]Temple of Illusia
. It features two topics the ancient Romans are well-known for, thus the Roman design. All mature, level-headed individuals are welcome.