Another worry of mine is my incompetence. I have a forum that has been pottering along steadily for 5 years. Initially it was with Forumotion which was easy to administrate, the updates were automatic and it was easy to modify the template to suit my preferences. I am currently with PHPbb which is a whole new world. I have yet to be able to do one of their updates, once I tried and crashed the whole forum for two days, something I can ill afford to do. Are the updates (as infrequent as they are) easier than PHPbb's? Also, when I went to install a modification on PHPbb, it went horribly wrong. I want the best for my forum members and XF seems to be it, I don't want the panic that racks my body when I see "Your board is out of date" coming up on my admin CP and I don't want to lose 5 years hard work because XF might be in trouble.
Is this a nice forum platform for numpties to manage?
Any advice or input would be great as I don't want to bite off more than I can chew!