The style is similar because it uses a phpbb board like most good forums. Name me a decent forum which uses Proboards???
Fair enough if you're not keen on the phpbb boards but most people will say they look better than this confusing mish-mash.
It wouldn't be change for the sake of change it would be change in order to attract new members. My Maxi-Muppets and Pug-Club forums look ten times better than this one, they're easier to use and easier for me and the moderators to maintain.
I take it we would loose all the history of this site, usefull for looking up insurance, breakdown history and results, all other topics & conversations etc, infact every thing that has been posted before would be gone, no ability for reference at all. We would have to re-register as well? Dont sound like a good idea to me.