Okay, let's revisit the subject a little more thoroughly. From a personal point of view, the new official forums are horribad. The IGS section just feels wrong with the facebook like crap and it just seems like it'll devolve into a popularity contest.
I think this is the perfect time to expand on Inspiracy and create an In Character sister site to be what the official IC forums should have been. One 'IGS' section as it were, and some subsections for faction specific posting/posters. One Matari, one Amarr and so on, one pirate/outcast/lawless section (which can be expanded into specific faction sections should there be enough RPers for that) which could let there be IC forum interaction within a whole faction instead of just within all of New Eden.
I think this will seriously strengthen the RP ties within and outside of factions, along with having an IC community that's maintained and moderated by Roleplayers themselves.