Thank you all, appreciate all your input... well the users do know about the conversion, i sent out a mass email asking them for their input and that i had the idea about changing the script over to a FB (facebook) dashboard style front end. Although i personally hate FB their front end style does seem to be poplular and my traffic is suffering.
So as i said i sent out a mass email explaining my idea that changing the front end may result in more traffic and more traffic means more potential members. I very rarely get feedback from emails like this from the members but i do it as a courtesy. But this time a ton of them wrote back and said heck yes, although they like my site they LOVE the FB layout and they cant wait for me to convert.
So i guess im commited to the idea now hell or high water lmao...
But anyway they do know that there may be some data loss and may be some site down time..