the point of the bar on top is to save you having to scroll all the way up just to get to the home page, and have your PM box, notifs, profile, and other things lined up for easy access. if we got rid of the logo at the top (which provides a shortcut to the home page), then we'd be missing a crucial piece to the bar on top. also, i personally think having images or something too colourful or flashy will be distracting as you read various topics and forums.
I agree that the removal of the logo would prevent easy access to the home page, but I've returned to this site only recently and so didn't realise its function. Thank you for pointing that out!
However, both of our arguments are now irrelevant, as "graphicks" has provided us with a sample of the planned new website which includes the logo placed horizontally along the bar. In that case, I say that we should go ahead and update the logo in co-ordination with the landing page.
As for the logo being "too colourful and flashy" - I really don't see how the new design is colourful or flashy at all.
We all love holding on to the past, but if we actually did,Tama Talk wouldn't exist, because there'd be no computers and *gasp* no Tamas. We'd all still be living in the mesolithic ages.
It is undoubtedly time to move on.