Every member has a profile page.
And it is live, that is it is updated with current posts, karma, replies, that sort of information. It can be and is updated. Personal sites may be long gone, no guestbooks, no photos, no Current/Past customer. No WC subscriber, top whatever elder, no EXILED, no ranking system in evidence anywhere. All of these skinners worked hard, on their own dime and time, to get where they are. How about letting the rest of the world in on that fact?
Everyone has a profile that can accessed from the forums in a dropdown menu. Instead of a dead link to a personal site that may or may not exist, why not put our ranking and Subscriber badges there?
Why is it the site can add social links but cannot have at least some of the member information that was visible on the Personal Sites be there on our profile page?
Rank, member status and site supporting subscribers info. Not much to add, I'd trade a g+1, Tweet and f Like for that any day.
As for the WinCustomize site look and public face:
All the SD sites have a "look" or theme. Here, the home of some of if not THE best skinners anywhere, we get plain vanilla, boring and unappealing. It's a good thing the galleries brighten the place up or it would look like Grandma's bathroom.