I was so excited when I saw Flarum kick starter. But then it was just canceled.
Refreshing back when read the post it gonna be open source. Honestly if you made it commercial, i will buy it!. (but not too expensive hopefully lol )
I have an 10year forum. From someforum script to some, to phpbb > to invasion then smf. got few thousands of members, but then FB effect hit us. Some still loyal, some unseen since then. Wouldn't blame them at all.
I knew, the old forum style really do look outdated. People prefer mobile friendly and similar to social network kind of interaction, notification and so on .
I'm waiting beta release of new Esotalk, or I prefer you can rebrand it as Flarum!
Good luck Flarum team.