One advantage I found with Olympus (code name of phpBB 3) was that the Styles Team was able to accept any templates rebuilt out of subSilver and proSilver. If you obtain the latest phpBB 3 and use subSilver, all the user information should still be kept on the left.
From the underground, I develop skin-based styles for phpBB 2, but it will take a little bit of subSilver to adjust to 3. Developing styles for phpBB 3 is more challenging because it uses W3C's XHTML 1.0
Stephen Coates wrote:
From what I saw of it, I quite liked it, but I didn't like how the user information was at the right hand side of the post. I'm guessing that can be changed.