The idea to pay
The ability to somehow host ohbs without a badge sounds like a nice idea! At the moment there are almost only allgear and remix battles with some sexmods in between. The problem isn't that people don't want other battles, but that people don't have the badges, and as long as there are no battles, they can't earn the badges. It's an endless circle of doom.
It should be expensive to host ohbs without a badge, though. Trying to get the badges is a big part of the fun, in my opinion.
Also, regarding the more flexible battles: I'd certainly like such a feature, but the simplicity of ohbs is part of their awesomeness, in my opinion.
At the moment it usually goes like this:
Person A: Anyone wanna OHB? Allgear maybe?
Person B: Sure!
Person C: Yeah, that would be cool!
Shinichi: Big dongs!
Person A: Cool, let me quickly think of a theme and I'll get this going.
With a more flexible system, this simplicity could get lost, but it would certainly be worth trying.
Maybe the abilty to host something like 7 day battles would be a good compromise.
Just throwing stuff out there. I realize these things aren't exactly easily implemented and it would take a lot of time to do so.
Thanks for putting so much work into all this stuff, Puke!
to remove favorites is brilliant. I'd really like to clean up my favorites some day.