Re: bbpress forum on wordpress page
I think the forum plugins tend to be slow, but that’s just anecdotal.
bbPress is great, it will just require some work to make it look like your WordPress. It’s not as simple as just creating a page and BAM! bbPress looks like WordPress. You will need to create a new template for bbPress that looks like your WordPress blog, or find a bbPress template that matches what you’re using for WordPress.