Re: users complaining
My students fussed when BP was installed; however, tweaking the child-theme, integrating mediawiki better into BP, and getting the activity stream to the front page helped tremendously. There are tons of plugins that helped, too.
The default BP theme takes getting used to – and – this site’s theme is a little daunting. For example, it is hard to find past forum posts.
Yet, I’m new to BP, my php skills are poor, and my css is trial-n-error. So, BP is a great base and I’m quite satisfied that it’s going in the right direction.
My only real wish-they-had-it-now feature is for the activity stream to be real-time – so that a page refresh is not required when something new happens. Other than that – I’m learning BP through everyone’s suggestions here (ripping out php files, changing css, etc). I do look forward to 1.3