@noob_meister – I’m sorry for your frustration. We definitely want the forum to be a good experience for everyone, so I appreciate all candid feedback.
In fact there were several things fixed by our upgrade to the latest version of this forum software, but they were mostly "invisible" administrative or back-end improvements. There were also regressions due to plugin incompatibility – eg, private messaging, advanced search. We’re working to patch these up now.