The dark forum styles are nice, simple and sleek. In my opinion, the darker forum styles look more professional than the light ones. It does depend on the style because some lighter forums look great but for what we are doing the dark colors really bring a more professional look. The favicon has not been set up yet but we will get to it. Again, we are still building and we know it's not up yet. You can't expect everything to be ready and perfect when we haven't even been up for more than like a week.
Our host is Zenpher. I think he uses like hostgator or something. In time we will most likely get a homepage but as of now there is no reason to have one. All we are is a forum at the moment so a homepage is just a tad bit over kill. We will expand. We need more members and we have to finalize the simple more immediate stuff first.