Re: WP-like ease of use for non-coders? (and a thank you)
bbPress doesn’t yet have the ease of use that WordPress has
but it can be customized in pretty much the same way.
The problem is bbPress is much younger than WordPress so there is virtually no documentation and it’s also evolving so any changes you make today may have to be updated somewhat in a few months.
The best bet is to study existing plugins and themes however if you are not a coder that may be problematic.
You got this far though, I dare say you probably have the required determination to get it done.