TechCrunch launches forums, starts very long uphill climb

Michael Arrington has used the loudest amplifier in the tech blogosphere to announce he’s ‘quietly’ launched TechCrunch Forums, a delightfully Web 1.0-style community. I’m waiting for someone (from Daylife, perhaps) to ask why the only RSS feed available is a global one. Why can’t I subscribe to a specific thread, for example? Or to a category other than “global”?