Just a quick update:
I've been getting a lot of positive feedback through private messages and e-mails. While the site's appearance hasn't really changed since I originally posted this thread, the backend has changed quite a bit (the php/mysql).
Now that I have my php cleaned up, I'm going to begin adding more and more functionality each week. The Search function should be ready by the end of the week, as well as the ability for two members to privately message one another.
The site is still low on sample conf files and members. If you think the site is a good idea, please show your support by signing up, even if you don't plan on posting a sample anytime soon.