Re: bbPress 1.0 alpha looks interesting
I agree on the search. It’s too “in your face now.” I think it should have been in the template files and commented out. People could uncomment it to get the functionality. We’ll never be happy. At least with it there now, people can see it, remove it or style it however they want. This is probably better than there being nothing in the template at all before. That’s typically how WordPress themes are: they have a bunch of useless cr*p in them that I just remove or comment out. It’s easier to remove or modify something that you can see than trying to figure out how to add something you don’t know exists.
Not sure yet on the bb_meta table. I haven’t looked at the DB schema yet.