You're right, I won't be able to stay away. But I still don't like it
.oisyn, my dislike for vBulletin is a usability thing - every site I visit that uses it, I find it difficult to navigate and just generally use. Maybe part of that's because I'm a regular user of phpBB, but I just think that vBulletin has far too many features that most users will never ever use.
Oh well, if you guys reckon you can make it work eventually, it'll be good to see, and I'll give it a chance, but for the record, I don't think I'll like it no matter what you do to it, because of the things that you can't change about the vBulletin core.
One suggestion I'd like you to consider - put a link at the bottom of the threads to go back to the forum page the threads in - I don't like having to scroll back up a long page to be able to click the link again.
I don't like threaded forums either