Looks good Sam
Nice to see you finally upgraded to the latest stable version. The black takes a bit to get used to, but I think it's because it's such a drastic chance from the light theme you had going before.
Now I see what you've been off doing all this time. I have to say, after having my site up and running for about 6 months now, I know how much work this can be, especially a full upgrade like this. It's a full time job + some. I don't know how you do it with the kiddos and all.
So I'm assuming you upgraded the database and php as well?
Have you checked out TinyPortal by Bloc
If not, it installs to SMF as a mod and adds some extra functionality. Makes adding stuff to that empty space over there on the left, really quick and easy. I think they just released version 1.0 to the public. I've been using ver. 0.9.83 for a while. It's pretty stable, though I have to say, I'm becoming more and more a fan of hardcoding. It seems to get a more stable page alignment across different browsers. Especially IE6.
Anyway, looks great Sam.
Can't wait to see what it looks like in a month or two once you get the bugs worked out.