I purchased the XF license today. Also purchased The Swatch skin made by RazorThemes.com I think.
You should have seen my list of add-ons I sent to my guys that do all the tech stuff for me! The ones that initiated the interest in switching as well. Then I came here and you guys pretty much sold me.
I swear I spent ALL day going through the list of skins and I think I hit EVERY add-on as well, paid and free. I ended up choosing several paid ones and the rest were free. They are supposed to start on it I suppose tomorrow and it will probably take a full day of down time because I have so many add-ons.
The only add-on I wish there was already, and they told me of one similar coming out with the new release of the new forum version...
But right before I had hired my help and they brought up XF to me, I had purchased Advanced Tagging, a hack from vBulletin.org for my forum. It used what they called "mentions" where I could type @MistyMeanor (and I notice it's used here but this is the beta version right?) OR I could just add the persons name or username in a tag area up top. Either way, it would send that person an email. I used the free one first, but liked it a lot, and the paid one came with user groups mentions and tags. THAT is what I really wanted as well was to be able to do usergroup mentions where I could just say @moderators ... and alert them all. With the bought version, it came with hash tag use. This is useless to me.
They showed me the add-on that will be coming in connection with the new version, but it's more than what I need, I won't need all the other stuff with it (if I remember correctly... I have looked at a ton of add-ons! But, I JUST want the ability to tag or mention on my forum and be able to tag or mention usergroups. That's it. I LOVE how on here though it brings a drop down menu based on the name you are typing in. The hack on vb didn't do this so I would always have to scroll back up and find the username and how it was spelled of who I was mentioning/tagging. But I DON'T like how it keeps the "@" symbol visible. On the vb one, with the advanced hack it hid the "@" in the actual viewing of the thread/post.
Anyway, I have full access now baby! I am a licensed member now! I hope there is no looking back! I can't wait for them to get my forum up and running live!!