I started two weeks ago with ZERO knowledge of web programming. I had to read a few website articles to learn to make a "coming soon" web page since I wanted to keep my site hidden until it was ready. Between XF's extremely well thought out design, the many "how to" threads, the Q&A, and the many great add-ons which fill in the gaps, I am about 10 days from going live with a very high quality website.
Every day I work with the software, I find reasons to get excited. I always learn about more things you can do with XF, or more things it can do for me. I'll stop here before I sound like a paid advertisement (err...too late!). I'll share the latest minor discovery I made just now.
I was editing templates in the Admin Control Panel and was about to close the window when I noticed this small dot. I thought it was something on my monitor and then realized....it was an indicator XF provides admins to let them know a template has been changed! Look at the below image. The first pic is an unaltered template. In the second pic you will see a "x" on the second line, and notice the footer tab has the red dot. Later when I saved the template the red dot disappeared.
Sure, I know what you are thinking. There are sooo many things to get excited about with this software, but why this small feature? It's just the software is so incredibly well thought out. XF is at the end of it's beta period. All the software I have ever worked with at this stage had significant bugs and shortcomings, but not XenForo. Instead XF has so much going for it that the team was able to include incredibly small details like this "don't forget to save me" indicator.
XF has converted me from a potential customer to a devoted fan.