Introducing importer??

I know many people ask this but that is only because a precise answer is not given yet.
Can you tell to everyone when are you planning to release an official phpbb3 importer?
I for an example, am user of phpbb3 and the only thing that stopps me from going to xenforo is the lack of importer, so i want to know is it coming soon or i should look for an alternative?
The phpBB3 importer is next on the list.

I can't give a date though.
I hope its soon. Because, like the OP, the only thing keeping me from buying XenForo is the fact there's no importer yet.

There's just way too much data we'd lose by changing now. :/
I imported from phpBB3 via vB.

The only thing I lost was passwords.
I'm not quite sure exactly how I would go about doing that.

And that also makes me ask, if you lost the passwords, how did people get their accounts back? o_O

If that's something relatively simple to do (or at least isn't going to take 12 hours to do lol) it sounds like a good option.
Alright here's another question (I'm not too good at this kind of thing, apologies);

How do I use ImpEx to import phpBB3 to vB?

I don't have vB & I can't afford to buy vB after having bought XenForo, and everything I've looked at so far on "how" to use ImpEx goes back to having a vB license.