I would strongly suggest that you not chose a web host based on a bunch of random features and cool spizaz. Make sure that they run reliable hardware/software, they have a stable/reliable/redundant/robust connection, with pleanty of potential for expansion (both on their behalf and yours). Make sure that they are in a good datacenter (if they don't own it) and that the datacenters network is not running at more than 90% capacity. Make sure that you aren't 10 switches from the datacenter/bandwidth providers routers (That's never a good thing). Just a few examples of things, that in my opinion, are of more importance than A forum or blog script, both of which can be setup for free, easily, using free software, on almost any web host (including most free ones). In addition, there are many siteso out there that solely host these boards and such, and many of them do it for free (based on ads).
Just my $.02