Viewing members profile information 101
You can view a members profile at any time by clicking on their name when it is underlined (As a link) or by clicking on their name in a post within a topic.
This will show you their profile page which contains their contact information (If they have entered some) and their 'active stats'.
You can also click on the 'Mini Profile' button underneath their posts, this will show up a mini 'e-card' with their contact information and a photograph if they have chosen to have one.
I hardly use this because all that is in the profile already shows up in that box in their messages. Maybe if I had more of an interest I might check other things but I hardly do that.
We never highlighted Profiles much because we have a focus on User's Introductions rather than Profiles, however I do have a note to allow Premium Users to add a personalized Photo for their Profile Page - another thing I have to add to my to do list.