Re: Is bp dying a slow death?
@dennis_h (“If you believe BP causes more problems that it solves why do you use it?”)
I chose Buddypress primarily to manage member lists for my projects and give members online profile pages and ways to interact with other members online.
The first version of my site was a mix of WordPress + PunBB for the members list. When Buddypress appeared it made sense to consolidate everything on WordPress/WPMU/BP.
An early annoyance that cost me six weeks last year was lack of built-in support for firstname + lastname, which made Buddypress hard to integrate with my mailinglist script.
I now have the basics kinda working; all the dumb stuff that should work out of the box, like a user-friendly registration process, etc. Upgrading to 1.2 would mean having to start all over again.