@Andrew Boon '7.1 is a "Detox" project and we basically do a big cleanup' -> +1000 points
Great! I believe in you, because Dolphin platform has a big potential ;)

As for the Homepage clutter, i'd go for a big subheader/splash, which delivers clear message and below that, i'd like to have either some cherrypicks/featured or latest stuff (one of each) in 1 - 2 row(s) and 3 - 4 columns.

Just a very simple, but clear homepage.
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