Dave, sorry you don't care for the software, but it's gotten great reviews from others here. I hope it will grow on you. I realize it's new, but it's actually much better than the old software, but it takes some experience to see how.
I really like its instant notifications of new replies - you can even have the browser pop them up. Email digests if you like, rather than individual emails for threads. Easy insertion of images, unlike the old "bbcode" system in the other forum predecessor software.