Re: bbPress overwriting a DB value
ashframe, even the admin plugin says it’s supposed to be for when you do reverse integration. Which is why I’m asking why you think you need it in the first place I totally get that you need to make the change manually due to your specific setup. I don’t get why the change is required in general for a bog standard WP + BB setup.
bbPress shouldn’t be writing over the value in the DB. IIRC, it’s supposed to pull the WP values to create new BB values in the BB tables, once integration is setup in bbPress.
Try it WITHOUT doing the muckity muck with the bb_capabilities, maybe?