Now go read the feedback.
Believe me, I follow forum technology closer than most people on this earth. Hell I fly out for forumcon every year, and I've met the dev team for phpbb, vanilla and vbulletin.
VB 4 was a train wreck, and anyone that didn't think so is delusional. I have had two friends that upgraded large scale VB sites to 4 and lost 20% of their traffic overnight... And it never came back.
NS is quirky, but its ability to be wholly integrated is amazing. Where it lacks in certain functionality for forums, it makes up for it in specific features tailored to our community, and a more whole product experience.
I have studied this to death. VB is not the way forward for us, It would be a disaster.
newschool is a state of mind, not a style of skiing.