Hence why there are new forum products perhaps? No offense but if people want all the bells and whistles vB and IPS already have them covered and have large support communities, and gosh third party mod/theme writers. Perhaps there are people looking for a simpler option than what is perceived as overly bloated software?So everything should be like you want it to be?
Don't get me wrong, everybody's entitled to their opinions. Personally, I could care less about Facebook. However, if people want that, I like that they put time in it to check the suggestion out and possible integrate it. And honestly, if you dislike software because you have to click once more, you might be a bit of a perfectionist. Go build it yourself, then.
Personally I think forum software is for posting and starting topics not for running a psuedo facebook site.
Completely off topic, but a couple of dudes knocked up a forum product on apparently 90 lines of Ruby on Rails code Now there's some bloat avoidance