I think 'not quite as simple' is a bit of an under-statement!
All the various categories are quite a good idea, but people keep posting topics in the wrong category, which kind of negates the organisation.
Also, I'm not impressed by having to choose a location, and the search facility isn't very good. Quite often I use Google to search the forum, instead of the in-built search facility.
Some of the topics have been hammered to death. For example, there are so many topics on the subject of getting UK TV that it's beyond ridiculous. It seems that people just can't be bothered looking at information that's already been posted.
I understand that Alex is going to introduce pinned topics, which will hopefully give people easy visibility to what they want to know, and stop them posting new threads.
If I ever have time, I'm going to try and produce some definitive guides to doing things - NIE, residencia, padrón, SIP cards, etc etc. At the moment I'm progressively posting threads about residents' tax returns, because all those I posted on this forum have been lost in one of the reorganisations.
In spite of all its peculiarities, it's a good and active forum, so please persevere and try to get used to it. If nothing else, have a look at the daily digest you receive, and if you see anything of interest, please contribute. There are obviously a lot of members who are new to Spain, and haven't done any research before moving out here. I usually try to help them, depending on how politely they ask their questions, but must admit I'm running a blacklist of people who don't bother to say thanks, and those people won't be receiving any more help from me.