Good idea to put the login/out at the TOP. I am a member of many forums and their login/out IS at the TOP. I know you all want to be individuals, but at the inconvenience of people, who don't KNOW where to look for it?
Especially when you default to TOP on connect to the forum, it would be LOGICAL to CONTINUE that theme.
Also, you have to go back to the main forum home to log out. THAT should be a "floating" menu that appears on ALL menus.
SHOOT the WebMaster/Developer