Re: User table abstracted in future versions?
I never followed up, so I’ll do so now. We ended up choosing Vanilla (http://www.getvanilla.com) for our forums at http://forums.opendns.com/. We continue to be thrilled with WordPress, but bbPress was too big an investment of time to integrate with our systems at the time we had to move.
I’m sure if bbPress gets even 1/4 of the community attention that WP gets, it will be fantastic.