This was written as a response to a post on the old forum, but you can no longer respond on the old forum, so I'm posting it here:
Someone remind me again why I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours working on this thing...
No, really, I understand, I do. Change is hard. If it weren't for the problems with Ikonboard, I never would have taken the initiative to upgrade to vBulletin regardless of the features. The old is comfortable, while the new is scary.
That said, Ikonboard 2.2a hasn't been supported in many years. vBulletin IS supported, which will make a load of difference on the admin end of things.
Perhaps the change might be taken a little better by the new skin (courtesy ABMAC!) just installed at the new forum which makes it look (color-wise) a lot like over here.
At the bottom of the screen is something called the Quick Style Chooser. Its default is "Default Blue," but you can change it to "Retro Tan."
And, yes, we now have the ability to turn off the board while making upgrades. It's a wonderful thing!