Looks like you have to log in before you're allowed to vote on the poll on the forum.
This factor will significantly hinder polling.
So I guess on the question - should I revive the forum ... I've already had a couple emails on the topic ... I guess that's the best way to respond - at least for now.
On the note of polling, I see the poll here on the blog seems to have an issue lately with Internet Explorer. Just another reason you should be using Firefox.