I started with Ubuntu when switching to linux simply because the website was so much better. But I dumped Ubuntu and came to Mint after trying it anyway. I thought about this a lot.
I am a web designer and developer. I can revamp the website in a matter of days. And if there are any others who want to contribute, that would be great. I would suggest that we work for free, but encourage donations to help Mint and its developers.
The website footer saying 2006 is all I need to point out really (and forums 2007). I can do everything on a test server and move over once whomever makes the decision to change it.
Any projects like this going on right now?