XeekKCnook wrote:the user CP is FAR too complicated for the average user whereas in phpbb2 the user would pick up the ability to use it to an almost instant time frame. To be honest, I still have a horrible horrible time journeying through the current user CP.
I would have to say it's probably just a matter of getting used to. I can see where you are coming from, but phpBB3 has far too many options to display all on the one page.
XeekKCnook wrote:I also personally don't think that phpbb 3 is as visually appealing as phpbb2.
Well, the main difference is the profiles on the right, which I actually like better, however it can be changed
. I have heard people accuse the phpBB3 smilies of being "alien", but the phpBB2 smilies can be used to replace the phpBB3 ones
Besides that, you can also use subsilver2
which looks like phpBB2's subsilver. There are also plenty of other styles available if you look in the styles demo
XeekKCnook wrote:ALSO! there is an abundance of phpbb2 mods/hacks when there are only a hand few of phpbb3 mods/hacks.
That is true. I hear the arguement that phpBB3 is younger, but it does seem that there were more MOD developers in the days of phpBB2. Similar to phpBB2, there is a MOD Requests
forum, and if you're lucky a MOD author might pick up your idea.