Productive day yesterday and night both on my end starting to re-color, resize, etc.. the theme but more importantly LW has totally delivered the awesome sauce. I'm waiting on permission to share since it's their code/work but I can post where I'm at today.
1 - nginx version needed is not in their current build. The people responsible for that did tell support it can be done, but they need a few days. The last thing I'm going is putting pressure as I believe they have gone above and beyond as it is. When they get it sorted the last major "issue" of lag will be squashed and I can tell family and friends, etc.. to check it out.
2 - Dan from the late night support kicks major ass. He offered 2 nights ago to help setup scripts for the cpanel service checker. Now every 3-5 minutes it checks for an active http response on port 4567. If it does not get one it fires up the kill script to clear out any hung processes and starts it back up.
I will share the .sh files once they give me the thumbs up. I just believe in asking first when it's someone else's hard work put in.
Less than a week so far and the thread on here basically saying CentOS guys have a lot of work to get it going has become CentOS guys have 1 or 2 small hurdles left to clear and then we can all use NodeBB.. BOOOOOM!!!