A feature I really like from vBulletin and miss over here is that if you hover over the topic title it shows the first part of the first post. Now it just says 'go to first unread message' which is just less useful.
It would be fantastic to get Mike/Kiers viewpoint on this.
Many people do not use good titles for threads, and a preview of some sort is good for that. On the other hand they can get annoying. Right click? IPBs new topic preview is quite charming in its own way...
I've always loved the preview feature and would like to see it included in this software. It saves so much time - instead of clicking on everything a user for the forum can quickly decide whether or not a thread is of interest to them. Please include this!!!