Just FYI: version 1.1 is now online. Changelog is in http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1416019 It is still very "reduced" for guests (no search etc), so it would be worth while to log in to see for all the features.
Not taken that way, really :)
I just don't feel that I need something, an extra layer, between me and the "actual code". I also do not need to have Scrum sessions with this one man team, or have ways to distribute the component work between the one man team :)
Building a commercial software...
The old site was vb3 (was not changed at all in several years) and so this new one had to initially look similar and have total URL compatibility to ease the change pains of the oldies. The internals are very modern, though, so what you see is only about 10% of what you will get :)
AMASS engine runs 70% with Redis. More info (old and a bit outdated in in some places, though): http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1310760
About styling: it is version 1.0 (a few days old) and styling will get more attention soon.
Keep using Xenforo (is probably very good...