One thing that has been a pest to me in the past is dealing with HUGE post tables with VB (and other forums). I always wished there was a built in way to move posts older than X to a different table and then present users who want to search the archive a separate search option: "Search Archive". Users browsing back to X days would be presented with a "Browse Archives" section. The option to have this archive on a separate DB would be a bonus. An option to make this archive table read only (closing the archived threads) so we could use compression on that table would also be a bonus. I just think the days of having millions of of records in one busy table need to come to an end if MySQL is going to be our only DB option.