I think one of the issues with handing it over to the mods is that KR still pays for the forum and I would assume that most of us aren't totally familiar with messing around with plug-ins and mods for legacy. It isn't totally difficult to do the basics. I did some random design work on another forum a few years ago, and it takes a little tinkering.
I would be down for someone messing with different aspects of the forum, if KR would allow it. It is a very time consuming challenge! I respect anyone who would want to take that on.