Funny, I'm still getting Arial... oh wait... USER.CSS FTW. Of course I HAVE to use a USER.CSS thanks to the total accessibility herpaFreakingDerp of declaring everything in PX... 13px to be precise which is when whoever you have working on the skins for these forums needs to hand in their credentials as a web developer.
I mean when I have to force:
... in my user.css to make the site even CLOSE to usable, SOMEBODY out there writing forum skins needs to be put down like Old Yeller. 13px... pfft. Though as everyone else is pointing out, Verdana is significantly larger at the same declaration as any fallbacks, which is why I don't consider Verdana viable for web deployment in the first place.
font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif !important;
font-size: 100% !important;
line-height: 140% !important;
Likewise I hate the new forum main page -- since I can't tell which forums have new posts and which don't. It lacks all the utility of a normal forum index, so I'm basically middle clicking on the categories I care about to pull up useful info. What you have as the main content there should be a sidebar at MOST -- and is a colossal step BACKWARDS in how useful the site is and how easy it is to navigate. Thanks guys for the extra click and pageload to see if it's even worth opening a board area in the first place.