I have to apologise for not having kept my eye on this for the last few months, but in my defence there didn't seem to be much progress with it so I just stopped checking in on the development thread as much as I used to.
I personally think this is good news, as the developers were going with a responsive (mobile-friendly) design, which I know would have made this forum look very plain and generic. It is aimed at making a website look the same on a variety of formats, which would have meant that things like our custom banner as we know it will have had to go.
Once again, I apologise for taking my eye off the ball on this one, but I think this is great news for us, as the forum will remain the same and we no longer have the prospect of migrating to a different format and the inconvenience that would have come with it.
For anyone interested, below is a screenshot of the post announcing its 'indefinite hiatus':