It's not stupid.
Personally, I like it as it is now. Forum specific things are kept on the forum board, and more AAO casemaker things are kept on the main page. In my opinion, adding User Control Panel buttons, PM buttons, and forum post buttons would clutter the main page. If you have an idea for what this could look like, I'd reconsider.
[D]isordered speech is not so much injury to the lips that give it forth, as to the disproportion and incoherence of things in themselves, so negligently expressed. ~ Ben Jonson
Current AAO Development Priority: Issue #94: Grayscale Mode