I used VB and switched to IP right before the VB4 "upgrade". Didn't like the looks of it and started shopping around, and was pointed over here. I am glad I made the switch. I do not know a lot of code or anything extra, so ease of use is a plus.. and to top it off, IP is much more tight knit and integrated, and incorporates other social aspects seamlessly.
Just wanted to say a quick "thank you" to the developers behind IP.Board and associated applications. Coming from VBulletin 3.8 and not wanting more of the same from VB 4, I'm glad I made the switch. It's refreshing to see an updated forum software that's not the same old traditional "blocky" forum with traditional forum terminology. I think the modern look coupled with easy integration of other products and hooks as well as the social network integration makes it a great product that can help bridge the gap between social networking and discussion forums.
Anyway, I've just been reading posts and saw all the bickering from others, but coming from VB, I have nothing to complain about!