i hear you. i'd like to see the "cheech and chong spotlight" thing changed. and i know mr. herer was a beloved guy but that obit is over 2 years old. they should move the stories (which are updated several times a week) closer to the top so more people see them.
i have this site bookmarked to the riu homepage but to be honest i almost never scroll down to see those stories because i just get used to seeing the same exact screen every day that i just go straight for the forum tab.
apparently a lot of people miss those stories because every once in a while someone will make a thread about one and everyone acts so surprised to hear it. the story will have been up for a few days.
c'mon riu! give us that christmas morning feeling. update the home page.