As a fan of phpBB, of course I hope all the changes are good.
Subsilver2 too old and not with the trend of modern web design, Prosilver so good but not everyone likes it (at least me).
With years of professional experience in website design, I'm trying to build a completely new style for phpBB. I also know it will not be recognized as a style is supported at phpbb.com.
But I think some people will be interested in it, and if is you i'm hope get comment about it from you.
Some main features I will building:
Estimated time for completion in late September and compatible with phpBB3.0.7, of course will support phpBB 3.1 when it release.+ Tabless and easy using (You may think it is a rip version of VBB, IBP ... but the truth is not so, i'm reference only and try to build a layout most familiar)
+ Valid XHTML/CSS, limited overlapping tags in coding, SEO friendly.
+ Division components, easily create custom styles based on it (Just make the changes in the CSS file and some files)
+ Work fine with IE all versions from IE6, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera...
...and more features in progress.
Once completed, I will apply this style for my clients. In cases where many people are interested and want to use, I'm willing to release it and with the supports.
I really want to know your opinion, sorry for my bad English.
Here is some screenshots from my PC ( all in progress and may be changed in release )