Please post up your thoughts. I dig Simple Machines Forums... I like how the operate... but there are some limitations. Part in my current knowledge to move certain aspects faster, and part in what connects with Simple Machines. I'm looking to see if I am able to get around this with maybe Drupal and combining SMF. The Drupal forums lack HARD.
The other option right now is Xenforo... which has a resources add-on that's a pseudo Content management system. It works nice, but I still favor Simple Machines a bit after a few demo attempts. It does make life easier creating review / documentation type content. I'm also looking into this for another site. This will cost $250-580- ish (somewhere in there). That's 1 time unless I need to update in 1 year and that's on top of domain/hosting expenses.
I need to decide before moving forward on other projects. Plus I need to get more of the social media sites setup and aiming back here.
If you haven't logged on in awhile... come back, post up, and stay awhile. I would like to hear from as many members as possible (even if you aren't super active).
Thank you for your input,