Well it is much needed, I will say as a clan leader or rather former clan leader that having clans focused is a bad thing! Try making 3 general clans and that way not all the GFX people go one place and all the Lit people another, etc... I say this because it is hard to have a competition when there is such a lopsidedness in the skills of the clans. Also with them being focused you run out of things to do (how many things can you really do centered around 1 subject?)
If the clans are general there is at least opportunity for some equality amongst them. Also clans should be for active/proven members people with 50 or more posts on the actual boards. I hated getting 20 request to join from people that posted 2 times and then never came back to the boards. Not to mention if they can't post at least 50 times on the boards they won't be active in the clans.
my 2 cents.
Good luck with the re-vamp