I am not sure if this is possible already and if it is please excuse my ignorance and point me in the right direction but, I personally prefer a small forum where I can keep up with all active topics, obviously SitePoint is far from small, so, is there any way that users can select which forums they want to see and then only allow the 'New Posts' feature to search those forums.
If it isn't already possible here would there be any chance of a mod been installed to allow it?
Yeah, SitePoint is pretty overwhelming! It is possible to subscribe to whichever forums you choose. These subscribed forums are displayed on the My SitePoint page (first nav link). Then set your entry page as My SitePoint and you will only see the forums you want to keep up with. That's what I do, at least.