Should we fix it up, make some changes & make it more interesting? Absolutely!
Throw it away, give up on it & tear it down? No way.
Homepage should point to forum though as Gavo said. Need to implement more interactive things on there, get rid of the redundant boring stuff and actually have incentives for people to write articles/create content so that the main page is updated with intriguing stuff. So far the top 3 sliders have remained the same for the past week (or more?). I think that anyone who votes nay is just bored, plain and simple. If you don't like the look of things, then you should voice your opinion as to what should/could be added to spice it up, because there are many things that can be done and I don't agree with throwing it to the curb without doing anything.
It's looking like a stock addition, maybe it isn't entirely, but it looks like one. Now it's time to make it innovative, fun and exciting!