Re: bbShowcase shut down?
I don’t mean to sound picky but SimplePress looks like a cluttered mess. It’s like trying to integrate an SMF board with wordpress and they don’t even look the same.
I guess I got used to the simplicity of bbPress. I’m still going to use it, however, as long as bbPress.org is up and running and the WP.com forums uses it. This only means less themes and plugins.