Agreed -- I guess "Closed" would be more appropriate.
I am using WebTrees as a subsite anyway -- so that was not that much of an issue for me.
I added Forums to my main WordPress site. I understand your frustration however...since it is used here on the site...I'd be willing to pay/donate for it even.
about two weeks ago I went finished setting things up -- and I have been waiting for my brother to test things.