Let me cut to the chase. I want to transfer to another forum engine, one that is more main-stream such as vBulletin etc. but I first need to recommendations and consulting. I don't mind spending some consulting costs and even for a vBulletin license. I'm just not happy with the direction of SMF with the 2.X version and its associated plugins.
I'm open to explore some opensource php based options too, but I don't want to travel the same road that I have with SMF.
Ping me if you are interested.