WoltLab Suite was first recommended to me on another site, i have to admit i was somewhat skeptical, glowing reports are often biased and unfounded. So nearly two weeks after installing the new beta, and in a position where we are actively looking for a solution, i am scratching my head a bit!
The reason for the head scratching, is down to trying really hard not to like the software, you see i championed the buying of Xenforo. I agreed to try out WoltLab thinking the trial would be swift, I had expected to find fault with it and build a case for xenforo.
The truth is i cant find fault! The software does everything we want and some in reserve, it comes with a nice basic design, and hopefully once i get the hang of it i should be able to customize it. I have given up trying to dislike it, i have given up pushing for Xenforo. Who needs 'nodes'? I get a bit niggled with something that calls every element a node, normal people dont talk like that, do they?
So will i be buying it? Well it will depend on the price, but i think with the right pricing strategy WoltLab will really take off, i think once more people get to use it and see it, the more will want it. I base this on the fact i was told to try it out, "you wont regret it" i was told. They were right, i dont regret it and i can see us using it for a long time.