It is a common practice in websites that clicking the website logo or top banner automatically redirects you to the main page. You can see it in Google, in Wikipedia, pretty much in every single website. That is why I feel a little bit disappointed when unconsciously I click the top banner to go from any part of the website to the main page, and nothing happens. I have overlooked it for years, but is something so easy to do that I am surprised the admins haven't implemented it yet.
Just click "Forums" on the right and then "New Posts" at the top if that's what you want
Oh but the news page has the shorter and quicker version. I only need to click News to see the latest four or five posts as opposed to having to click Forums then Latest Posts. I'm just saying -shrugs- it doesn't matter to me whether you add the homepage link on banner or not, thought I should share my opinion though.