This is good, we might have critical mass now to get some community content.
I did some editing this evening on the main page, and I'm in touch with Sandwich on some things (such as the highlights, and a few hurdles I ran into) that are currently in progress.
Syncing the highlights with the forum is going to be a bit complicated, code-wise, but for the HLP moderators it should be simpler. The process will switch to posting a highlight on the front page using Craft, rather than posting a thread in the forum.
If anyone who is a HLP moderator would like the ability to post highlights on the front page, let me know and I'll set you up with an account. Extra points if you want to copy some of the highlights from the Highlights forum to the front page.