This is probably the best thread to continue the discussion stemming from the quoted post: Realistically, the problems you're describing are not exclusive to XenForo, nor are they inordinate within this community when you look at the bigger picture. Of course there are going to be some projects that fail, that's the unfortunate nature of this kind of development. There are also projects and developers that are and will remain to be extremely successful. You make this sound a little bit like our fault. That's maybe not intended, but at the same time, if it happens, what can we realistically do about it? It's unfortunate when we see projects failing to meet expectations, but there's not a lot we can do about it. As operators of this community, we certainly won't stand by and watch people exploit our customers, and we would certainly step in if the situation warranted, but it rarely is. This is somewhat of a misnomer. XF has had a reputation for too long that it is lacking in features. There was potentially once a contrast against this, a project that is now 5 years old, compared to other software which is much older. But in recent years, that gap has been bridged and generally the lines between "necessary" and "niche" are becoming a little bit more blurred. With the best will in the world, it will always be the case that there will be some gap in functionality, but I have to say for the most part, as alluded to earlier, the community fills this gap really well and they produce reliable, well supported products. We have verbalized a plan. XF2 is almost exclusively about improving the quality and quantity of development - that's not exclusive to add-ons. XF2 will allow even us to develop more features, more quickly in the future.