I am now selling it to try and earn a little extra for my forums to help with advertising and stuff.
The side menu IS part of the skin, and works * mostly * off the language system, for the New Posts count, 4 lines of code need to be added to your index.php file.
Most images come with PSD source, The FORUM status icon's come with PSD source * so you can remove the SGA or replace it *
Changed templates have additions marked and seperations bewteen blocks * for side menu * also marked.
For the side menu, an additional block, placed above the search block is the user CP block with user's details, e.g. new PM's, last visit date, new Posts, etc. Since I dont want people signing up JUST to see that, I have made a poor-quality screenshot and uploaded it, through that shot it is clear to see the added block, only visible to logged in users.