The main table that the forums plugin uses has a number

The main table that the forums plugin uses has a number of < center > tags embedded in it - to have the forum look integrated to our site, we want most of it to be left aligned.

Also the New Topic link is hardcoded to capitals - can that be overridden or do I need to use CSS text-transform?

Also my topic posting screen looks a little spaced out and odd - see the attached screen shot

Is there an option for having a rich editor within the post screen?