Drupal 8 isn't hard
Thanks again for your very interesting post, audio. On the one hand I'm feeling a bit encouraged by what you posted and what I found, but then on the other hand I also found other stuff where it says "oh yeah, Drupal 8 really is very hard, difficult, yada yada..." I also like your idea of XF with Drupal. I'm rather discouraged to find out that Hostgator apparently only goes up to Drupal 7, however, even though 8 has been out for a while now, so now I can't even try it in my Hostgator account. Would love to try it in my current hosting account even just for a nice simple site, but I have no intention of doing that with anything but 8.