Glad to hear from you and as I always say "I'll never pass up a free nickle"
I think all of these ideas are great and these ideas are in the direction that I think we should be moving as well.
As far as the investing idea I definitely want to add an investing component to the site as well as I agree that there is not a lot of good communities out there relating to investing with good information.
At this stage however I am hesitant to introduce too much investing related content, as I am concerned that if it is not a clear focus of the site then people will get sucked over to the trading side of things when really they should be on the investing side. You have done a good job of separating the two in your videos which is why I felt comfortable including both your trading and your investing videos on the site.
So anyhow the plan right now is to get the trading sections of the site built out which, with the help of people like you we are making some good progress on. I just finished the forex course so the next course will be on the logistics of stock trading, then etf's (gold, oil, other commodities, indexes, sectors), then individual stocks.
Once this is finished then I may possibly do some stuff to add to the great stuff you already put out on futures and options and that will basically be the foundation of the trading stuff done. At that point investing and personal finance is the next logical step I think (the question at that point is should it be a seperate site or part of this site?).
On the organization of the site I like your ideas and one of the things the person who handles the IT for us is starting to work on now is ways that people will be able to customize what information they recieve. So for example if someone only daytrades stocks, eventually they will be able to basically fill out a short form and the community will automatically rebuild itself when they login so that they only get the videos, blog posts, discussions etc that are relavent to the stock market.
On the design front I like that idea too. For design stuff right now though I don't have a budget for it but as the site grows I definately want to get a professional designer involved so we can do things like this.
Thanks as always for the feedback and keep it coming.