I liked the Satellite template, except that it didn't support the shout box. I used to like the main MITMVC template, but it sort of become rather cluttered and slow loading. I liked the original vBulletin template; it was speedy and easy to read, even if it wasn't always the most aesthetically pleasing. To be honest, I hate the new forum/portal template. The blue is really ugly, the arial is a lot harder to read than the verdana, and there's just too many buttons. Is it possible that the MITMVC is too large?
I hope I've answered your question, in a sort of roundabout way.