However I believe the biggest issue is the skin design. We have had plenty of discussion about reinventing forum board software but not about skin design. IPB skin designs are plain and business like, vbulletin are good but not eye catching. For Xenforo, it's at a crossroad, some are looking good, but like others most designers change the logo, some colors and believe the job is done.
So I'm setting up a challenge to see if people can help a non-profit forum create a skin design. However this challenge is harder then most because of the type of colors you need to use. That is because it is a football club.
Maroon, Blue and Gold.
Club Web Site: www.lions.com.au
Our Forum Board: www.brisbanelionsunited.com
You can tell with our board we use the default theme and that we seriously need to make a eye catching design. The members love the club but are fussy on designs. They will rip into any designs that haven't had any thought into it.
If you like any more information, just reply to the thread!