Re: How about “# of Views” on threads?
I’ve created couple of enhancements to the view count plugin which I’ve attached to the plugin’s page.
It’s very easy to edit the templates.
(Oh and xml-rpc is the first thing I disable in any blog configuration – it’s a spammer & evil hacker’s dream)
The WordPress (and bbpress) community is very dis-organized, which is probably to be expected given the nature of blogging itself, everyone just does their own thing and hopes someone else shows up and comes along for the ride.