Some old posts from this forum's early days sound quite interesting
(and maybe even nostalgic... )
Look, what citricsquid has written about the perspectives if this forum could become an "official" one...
citricsquid: If a community forum got popular, I'd make it the "official unofficial" minecraft forum
Notch is concentrating on the game and due to the problems with the current forums he said he'd be open to having someone else run the forums. I'm sure if we can turn this into an active community he'll be willing to redirect all users here and turn this into the 'official forum'.