Last month, 53% of sessions to AVForums were on desktop, 32% on mobile and 15% on tablets.
I expect admins have a similar behaviour and, like me, spend a lot of time administering the site on mobile or tablet.
First thing I do in the morning is pick up my phone and deal with users in the moderation queue.
Is that an off-canvas menu I see in the images in post #1? That's good to see. I think we also need an off canvas menu in the default style front end.
Also nice to see an interim release before 2.0 and to know that the guys are making the right choices WRT timing.