I agree with all of you, the spam issues in the forum have reached a very annoying level. 🙁
Unfortunately, the spam filter options/plugins in bbPress are all very limited. There is e.g. NO WAY to create a spam button below posts that's available for all users. Neither have I found a way that someone could choose to get notified of all new posts.
For those reasons, I want to switch to another forum engine in the future -- but it's not easy, because I have to find a way to transfer users and posts from both forums. So it will take a while.
However, Nilaf, I think it was long overdue to give you "Moderator" rights anyway! You've answered countless questions in the past, so you've definitely earned an upgrade. =)