I would like to be able to have a V.I.P. section that I can have visible to everyone they just would not be able to enter the forums in that catagory though and part on the forum where it would show the most recent post in the forum would not show.
So to help try and clarify the forum would be like:
VIP Section [This is the catagory node]
-VIP Chat [forum node]
-VIP Marketplace [forum node]
Basically the idea is to sort of tease show what forums are in the VIP section without them being able to actually get into them.
Maybe have a message that shows when they try to get in there like "Sorry but to access this area of the forums you must donate"