HEY! I would not call it rubbish... (although, I only did the forum template... someone else designed the joomla layout) It might be a bit large in the graphics department, but the new design that I am working on is much "slimmer" (so to speak... more actual viewing space)
The main issue with keeping the /community direct link is that, with that the bridge intergration really depends on people accessing the site from the same location (URL-wise). Links back to other messages, quotes, PMs, announcements, etc all depend on where you are posting from. So, if you go to /community and post a response linking me to another post, it will send me to an unwrapped board... and the same if I posted a link to another message.
(and that is just the obvious issue... there are several others on the backside of things which really indicate that everyone should be accessing the system from /mos.)