A newbie page sounds like a great idea. I’ll see about putting it on the “idea wall” but what would you find useful in such a page?
Avatars are coming soon. You’ll notice that some community members already have them. We’ve tried to reward those that have been the most active and helpful with a small token of thanks. We’ve got more stuff coming but as we’ve mentioned before, the tone of this community and what new features are added will be in large part reflective of how robust a community we can as a group develop.
Vintage forum - I’ll ask about this as well.