After posting a message, you seem to get abandoned in the thread. Where's the link to return to the forum's listing of posts? Maybe it's there and I'm just not seeing it.
Is there a way to determine what you have read and what you've not yet read already? Is the only sorting order by latest posted? If so, is this preliminary, or waiting for other sort options? I also asked in Forum Feedback about having some sort of historical feature added showing top 10-20 posts in each forum by number of Views, and maybe those by number of Posts in a thread. I think that would be an interesting aside when someone found time to do it at CNET. I ran across one technical thread that had 12.5 million hits on it!