i'm sure pms, avatars, forumsplitting, quoting, more admin-power, etc. will soon be to implement
You are probably wrong. Our concept is not to develop something that already available on the market. Our goal is to make CLEAN and USEFUL product, not a COSMIC SHIP. PMS is the last thing, if we'll think about it at all. Forums splitting is already available. Quoting - hm, we don't like 3-4-5-floor quotes! What is wrong with our simple quotes system? More admin power - admin is ALREADY the person who owns ALL right to the forums, what more?
As about styling - don't be too egoistic. Remember that there are a lot of skins, and you can easily change the look of the board, just editing 2-3 CSS options. It is not difficult to create your own A.style of links, then just add them to <A>, if you need some extravagant design. But in general, all links must have the same style and color, it's usability question; and we are not going to change that.
miniBB is not young; we develop it already for 3 years, and we know, what is really necessary and what not. You are not the first person who wants everything.