I left vBulletin when my vB5 turned my site into an unusable forum. So now I'm on Xenforo, and like you said in this thread, there are FLOCKS of people jumping ship to Xenforo. It's clean, simple, and powerful.
Anyway, I am thinking of renewing, but am scared of pulling the trigger because I can't see the backend. I saw I have to do something with cookies in order to get it to work.
How are permissions set up etc? I know with ALL the integrations you support, it's impossible to have screenshots, but how are usergroups set up? Is there simply a link to the photopost config area?
It might be worth the $39 to test it out again. I just want to get as much info as possible before I renew and try on my Xenforo install.