Lost but not forgotten, vB5 has piqued my interest once more. Though no longer a license owner, I still regularly receive newsletters from IB by intentionally keeping the subscription as to ensure myself up to date news from the script that most of us once love a long time ago. Indeed, reading them tickle my predispose bias towards the underdog just a little bit. They've come a long way since what was the equivalent of a soaring Hindenburg or a sinking Titanic. The emails content has been no less than impressive so far, at least in term of what is written. Improvement upon improvement, continuous addition of new features, as if showing us that they aren't slowing down anytime soon. Apparently, the lack of third party supports (and the sense of entitlement that they acquired along the way) has free (or force) Internet Brands to offer perks and bling that you usually get from outside developers in one bundle supported by vBulletin itself. The push notification and internal chatting system caught my eyes the most but I'm sure there are other things I missed while I glance over the letters. Still, regardless of the euphoric optimism that vB exudes, real world users experience will remain as the final judge and arbiter and so I've been wondering whether all these fantastical stories are actually felt by members of forums using vBulletin 5. Or perhaps there are just too little vB5 forums out there for us to draw unbiased sample opinions?