One of my current concerns is that staying on 1.4 makes it a target for hackers. As detailed in another thread I was hacked recently. I am not sure it was Xenforo though, as I have Joomla installations on the same server. I believe Joomla to be highly hackable. I am in the process of moving everything over to Wordpress. Wordpress has updates regularly and should help prevent some of the site based problems.
I also really don't like the idea of sitting on a very old version, as it will eventually be un-upgrade-able.
Do you know if I can upgrade from 1.4 directly to 2.0?
LPH what would you say some of the features are that make the upgrade worth it?
I had a look at that, but don't know the reality.
I just noticed that you are part of sales. ;-)
I had some questions of the sales team recently and they weren't as friendly as you.
If I bought a license years ago, I am guessing the extension option is no longer available. If I pay again, does that give me 2 licenses or just a renewal? After I buy the license, do I have to pay the extension every year?
If you pay again you get a second license with a year of updates included. If you renew the current license for $40 you get a year of updates for that license only and don't need to pay anymore except once a year.
Not necessarily. Some add-ons, such as the official ones (XFMG, XFRM) cost nothing extra. Other 3rd party ones (e.g. XR Product Manager) don't cost anything additional if you have an up-to-date renewal. So a blanket statement of "cost lots of money" is inaccurate, it will vary from customer to customer. Besides, who know what 2.1 may bring, it could mean that some add-ons become redundant.