Re: users complaining
I had a fledging community … BP utterly killed it. Folk just aren’t interested in investing the time trying to work out what the hell is going on. They retreated back into their blogs and shut down.
BBPress is just not ready for community building … let alone to have an even more stripped down and scrambled version.
I have no idea what the relationship between Automattic and Andy is, how much direction is involved or whether he is just allowed to fiddle with code all day like a prodigy in case “something” comes out.
There is some relative discussion, here: