There are a couple other similar posts on the new boards already. I have to agree with everyone - although the new forum will be better and great in time, there is still too much valueable data in those old forums.
Please provide a link to the old forums, just for viewing purposes (ie: no more posts or replies allowed).
You say that you moved many important items to the FAQ section of the support pages! Well - first of all your ecart link is wrong - it is pointing to siteassist support, and secondly, when I found the eCart support - it had 4 FAQ's. THAT'S IT! Out of hundreds and hundreds of posts over the past couple years, you expect just 4 FAQ's to answer all of what had been covered :)
I think we still need access to those forums.
Just my 2 cents.