I need some more features first (waves "hello" to 1.1 ... I see you hiding around the corner you little monkey you!!), and the big board search application that is being worked on ("Go" team XF), but I've decided not to continue with any more IPB updates and instead start work on moving over to XF.
I've been with IP.Board 3.x for 14 months and had great support from the IPS team and community (and wish them well as they move forward), but I've just grown to have such a personal liking for XF that I've chosen to use it as the future platform for CycleChat.
I've got to be careful, because I made a massive hash of moving from vB to IPB and lost quite a few members and traffic in the process (which thankfully recovered), but I've learned from the experience and I'm pretty sure that my community is going to love the simplicity of XF.
I'm going to try and replicate as much of the IPB functionality as I can (my members are used to having it, so taking it away won't be seen as a positive move) so I will no doubt be trying out a good few of the add-ons that are doing the rounds ("Hello" add-on developers!!).
It's months away, but now that my own community know, I thought I'd share it with you guys.
Any tips, advice, or add-on pointers would be very welcome, and the reaction of your own communities to the migration to XF (good and bad points) would be interesting as they may serve to help me easing my own regulars over the hump of moving.