So for Christmas I bought IPS: Forum, Blog, Nexus, Content. I was originally going to purchase Xenforo, but you guys convinced me to buy IPS because of my objectives; to build a community. I probably would have picked XenForo if I had no other plans except to have a forum and that's it. I was also just a bit concerned about XenForo's long-term stability as a company and tried asking in a polite way on their PreSales forum. Of course I got biased answers and it seemed that there were a lot of youngsters and gamers in their community. But some people were real business owners. I'm not saying gamers are not business owners, but it's a different mentality.
At first using IPS was a struggle. Who the hell wants to work with code? WAIT!!! Hmmmm, that means my competitors will have a harder time competing. It's not as easy as using WordPress, but now it's getting super easy. The navigation was something I had to learn. Also, I must say IPS customer service has been AWESOME in helping out.
By no means am I ready to launch my site, but I wanted to prove and show my NEW IPS friends that I did purchase the software. Here is my site: Build Website Business. It basically out-of-the-box!
In the near future I will need a coder to install my custom design on IPS. So if you know anyone, let me know.
THANK YOU TO ALL PEOPLE WHO HELPED ME CHOOSE IPS OVER XENFORO AND VBULLETIN.