I've been using phpBB for a few years and I guess you could call me and enthusiast. I've watched the phpbb board grow and have pretty much gotten used to the design, ways of modifying and features. What type of forum do you prefer and why do you prefer it? Some things I like about phpbb3 are: The phpbb3 themes are nice and clean looking. Open source means thousands of people are updating and modify it to make it better. Compared the phpbb 2.xx tons of features or "mods" come preinstalled. And of course.. it's free.