Not to spread off topic...
Me personally, I see Flash-DB moving great leaps. I think that with the user base we have (13200) we could make $25,000 easy.
Not to post off topic links and such here, but if we set up a system for $2 annual fee, we could generate $26,400 per year or more. This money could be used to do site updates, allow moderators & admins to post more material, pay for extra bandwith, add another server to store flash tuts and such.
I know of a site that requires a $2/6month subscription. And users that are active and get bumped to mods (like myself) are then waived the fee and become mods or sponsors. They use phpBB, but I'm sure the module for yaBB is out there somewhere. http://www.wareznet.net
That link is a reference.
Personally, I work in flash in my free time, and learn from new things daily in other boards. New ties need to be made to Macromedia. I know UltraShock has that over us. MM coders frequent their boards, and give interesting tutorials. Plus, their site is fairly flash intensive.
As for moving the board to the SMF (previous yaBBSE) would be crucial. YaBBSE is no longer supported, and SMF urges all YaBBers to upgrade. I have used SMF and it is ingenious. I still fancy phpBB, but SMF would be easier to port to.
As for Flash-DB website, I think it is ok the way it is. It disseminates information. That's what the site is for. I have pointed lots of people to Jorge or Musicman's tutorials on this site. It's hard to find tutorials elsewhere.
The only gripe i have about the site, is it's old. I know that after being here for a while, the front page is kinda boring. Too much blue. Great design though, but everyone needs a change every once in a while.
Other than that, I think the site is great, and can't wait to get back to helpin flashers.