As far as I'm concerned xenForo is blowing the competition out of the water completly with regards to performance and the way you are going about things. I have seen things happen on here that I have asked for over and over at other forums, the latest one being the video from Kier with the eclipse intgration. Something simple to most I know, however to some of us its like golddust and a starting point. These things other companies seem to forget.
I currently use invision. Now Im not gonna start an invision bashing thread as I dont like others doing it, however I feel unlike a year or so ago, they are also starting to lose the plot. So its time for me to move.
Now my frustration. My community is based on huskies. The lifelifes of my forum are based around forum chat, event management and photographic content. Therefore these three things Im gonna really struggle to get over to xenForo I really really want to do so. I am a sql developer that codes a fair amount of windows forms applications. I have never done any web programming and to be honest the thought of it at the moment is overwhelming (although I have just started a PHP college course as until I get the basics I get bored with books as they start talkin about what a variable is etc and it bores the hell out of me, so I need to be forced to sit and listen).
I have been trying unsuccessfully to convert IPB over to xenForo. I simply dont have the knowledge to do it consistantly enough to trust trying to get mine over, so I will have to wait for an official converter. However even after that I will be forced to wait for someone to get a solution to move over my albums to a third party gallery over here (once there is one available) that successfully connects everything back to its users.
You can imagine its driving me nuts!!!!! LOL
Anyways ... Moan over.