We are evaluating future options to migrate from VB4.2.x to XF and one of the major features we want to replicate is a forms-based posting method into our Personal Classifieds section.
The forms allow us to create consistently formatted threads as well as standardise on the thread titles - see examples here :- http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-sell-canon-equipment/ - unfortunately, you would have to register to view the actual forms for posting.
The method we are using today is based on a hack back in the VB3 days and it was updated to use VB4 datamanagers and templates when we moved to VB4. There are separate PHP files called and custom templates in use.
Is there anything similiar for Xenforo? There is a forms manager mod, but it doesn't seem as customisable as what we require.