It might not sound like a lot to you to shell out $20 to $60, but a lot of us are hobbyists who have more enthusiasm for running communities than we do money to invest in our communities. I for one do not have money to invest in my community beyond paying for a VPS and a domain. Of course, I can't speak for Malcolm; he might have the money and just not feel that it's necessary to spend it on a skin, and that's perfectly fine as well. After all, if somebody is going to avoid joining your community because your skin isn't flashy enough, then that is probably someone who wouldn't stick around your community very long anyway. If they were passionate about the subject matter covered on your community, they would join regardless of the skin.I got the same complaint on the official xenForo forums. Get a better skin. Pre-made skins are $20-$60 nowadays. Custom skins are in the thousands.