Can we go back to the threading format of the old Matt Wright script? How many of you guys are really tired of clicking through page after page after page of posts, many of which start their own subjects or directly address side conversations. The old format let the thread build to the right and down, and you could see at a glance where the thread was going, whether it jumped tracks (someone would rename the thread in a subheading), and all the contributors to it. You used to be able to go through hundreds of topics in an hour or two. Now you can only finish one or two well-populated threads in an hour or two.
David--It may not be as easy to use as the old format you mentioned, but I just discovered that you can change the thread layout to something similar by adjusting the settings in your User Control Panel.
User Control Panel > Edit Options > Thread Display Options > Thread Display Mode
"Threaded" mode or "Hybrid" mode seem to use a hierarchical tree system.