Re: bbPress vs. Simple:Press, WP-Forum, other forum plugins
I don’t think its a vote issue, just an opinion. I too would like to have bbpress as a forum, but seriously out of the box it is weak, very weak. It is geared towards ‘developers’ and “cake makers”
As for the other “big” forums software you suggest, well I am sure they are great but why on earth would you want to do WP integration work. Thats like creating more work instead of the original folks doing the work.
The simplicity of SimplePress is it is already a WP plugin! It comes out of the box with FULL features in less than 5 minutes.
I would challenge anyone out there to do an install of bbpress and SimplePress and compare.