Now having been reading the Xenforo forums and trying the demo they decided to move again this time to Xenforo.
The move went well after my initial mishap of creating a post in the node on first install which was quickly resolved.
The members are more then pleased with the layout, ease of use, overall speed (which has increased greatly), the various plugins that are available to enhance the forum and the speed of replies to help requests from the support forums.
Feedback from club members is very highly positive.
Was the move worth the time, in a word YES.