Or, to put in another words. A small town.
I like it .. and I know I will miss it when it's gone some months from now, when the crowd of new people come asking "How do I create a forum" a thousand times just followed by "Does the forum includes a **professional coffee maker". At that time the suggestion forum becomes a crowd infested thing of requirements that impact only one user but somehow that person thinks it's the most important feature, and in the presales forum people are asking to be sold the package for 1 dollar because they don't have enough money while others threaten not to buy if they don't include integration with YabaDabaDooCMS
And all of that is fine.
I do care about the Modding community. Somehow, right now, when a mod is released, the early adopters know how to .. well, chmod, create tables, edit templates, err.. upload files, find something in the ACP ...
One reason I stopped releasing hacks in vb.org was because people expected things for free, supported, and they could not solve the most basic problem (like .. um .. upload the file completely and not partially). I got annoyed at dealing with newbie admins. The newbie part was not so bad. The rude and impatient part of some of them was
And somehow, I feel that right now most people using XenForo pretty much know what they are doing. (well, of course a regular user wouldn't be using a beta in the first place).
But that will change, and that day on which XenForo is not a small town but a big place will come And I will probably be yearning for the early adopters time.
BTW ... how is that professional coffee maker going ? You don't fool me, I know for a fact that feature has been in design since early 2004 and was even being tested. http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php/110255-vBulletin-4.0.0?p=704050&viewfull=1#post704050 Sure it was a feature considered for XenForo