I am a massive fan of phpBB but their slow development progress is very annoying. phpBB4 must be years away considering they haven't really hinted at starting on it. Don't get me wrong, I still love it What are your thoughts on phpBB at the moment?
I really dislike phpBB for their low amount of features. They never add any animations, they do not have a clean design, the software is basically outdated and it is really difficult to install plugins.
Its good and nice, though as you said they are slow developing and i guess they are not the only once to do so. I noticed most of the free forum software tends to do so as i guess they are not motivated to do things because they dont get payed enough.