Too many new forums could also change our response time. You should care about that. At the time of this writing, guests (people who can't post) outnumber members by 98% (6 members out of 321 users). It would be different if we had hundreds of members logged in at all times, but all you have to do--even today--is post in a lesser read forum and you have to wait days instead of minutes for a reply. It makes the forum unusable in a completely different way.
Some more thought from the people pitching ideas would make these threads less tedious.