I brought this up w/ the other mods and the feeling is this. The Cat Lounge is supposed to be sort of the 'free' forum to discuss things that perhaps are not feline related. Obviously IMO is also open to other topics other than cats. The problem with creating yet a new forum for say things like media, books, etc, is that its really not cat related, and that is what this site is primarily about.
All topics, other than HOT ones that go in IMO, belong in the regular lounge. But, what about you guys start a thread that pertains to that subject and then everyone can join in with that thread?? Just an idea.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help for you. Perhaps Anne will come up with a better solution to make everyone happy!