Re: What Joel has to say about setting schedules
Many sites are using bbPress for production sites with hundreds of thousands of topics and posts. You can go ahead and use the latest version in the 0.9 branch, I wouldn’t get too hung up on “waiting for 1.0 getting out of beta”.
I tried to write a response to your snarky comment, but I couldn’t think of a non-snarky response. Anyway, if you aren’t so snarky when you post, people will try to be more helpful to you.