Re: What's happening with bbPress?
I don’t think anyone but you can answer the first one.
BuddyPress does have a good forum, as far as I’ve heard. You can learn more about how bbPress was integrated with Buddypress in this IRC log:
You can ask Andy directly about forums in BuddyPress too:
Or John James Jacoby:
He was active here for a while and then became a dev for BuddyPress. He would be a good one to ask about the energy required.