I am intrigued by BBPress. I want to use it so bad that it hurts. No offense to PhpBB, Vanilla, [insert open source forum tool here], but I want something that integrates with WordPress easily and seamlessly.
When BBPress started releasing alpha releases of Version 1.0 back in August ’08, my spirits rose! But here we are 10 months later, and the official release is still 0.9. Harumph.
I don’t mean to knock the BBPress developer community. They totally rock, and BBPress is going to be totally rad when it’s released.
But for now, I will continue to hack and plod along with existing forum tools, forcing them to interact with their step-cousin, WordPress.