Screw it, let’s do this.

OK, life's too short, let's give it a go.  For $10 a month with, I'm willing to take another swing at WordPress, because it's not like Blogger is going away.  So this site will remain at, and will be the new site.  If it starts crashing, no harm done, I'll just cancel and go back to Blogger again.  
So, general questions, since I can do pretty much whatever I want with WordPress:
1)  Should I configure the WordPress site to look just like this site?  
2)  Should we try to include an actual forum?  
3)  Any other cool shit people want to try that we haven't been able to before?
4)  Stick with Disqus or go to one of the hip alternatives like Livefyre or an open source one?