What I liked about these is that they looked really professional with little work to be done, but also had the ability easily to customize it how I liked. We had *I believe* http://www.vbadvanced.com and I think it was the CMS portal. Now of course the "look" of it looks "dated"... but I think with all the talented developers here, someone could come up with a really nice and CLEAN portal, but that is robust, yet user friendly without any coding expertise or modifications to styles/phrases/templates, or anything on the users end.
If would even be willing to possibly PAY someone if they could come up with a REALLY nice one. You guys are SO above and beyond vB... you guys can do a NICE portal that blows your mind, I just know it!
Now, I haven't looked in to any of the banner/advertisement add ons much. So can't comment too much on those, but in the future will need something that I can set how many rotations shown and base pricing of ads off of that... and something that could be included into a portal.