Well, after spending a few months adding back in my slide show and calendar, I've converted my site to WebAPP NE. Please let me know if anything doesn't work quite right.
My main reason to convert to WebAPP was to not have to start from scratch in writing my own comments system. It also allows me to update the site and add articles from anywhere. In addition, I was looking to use code that was active and had an inviting group of developers. That I've found with the NE folks who have been great at providing tips and beta testing my Mods.
Enjoy the new site!