So after suffering through the migration nightmare from the old vanilla forums to bbPress, I came to discover that bbPress basically sucks. Just too damn slow for a large forum. Really caught me by surprise because I researched it to death and there were people on both sides of the fence. I assumed I would be able to get it fast enough and where I wanted it to be. That was not the case.
So the search continued, and I got to go through the migration nightmare again. Now we are on even newer, commercial software, and crossing my fingers this works out.
88% of people who voted, voted to try this even NEWER software, so here we are.
Please report bugs to me. There is still work to do such as youtube/video/image embedding, etc. But im exhausted and am going to crash for a while.