I hope that everybody can eventually get used to it. Axis and Allies .org will also be moving to NodeBB (the software for this forum).
A few big advantages:
- Mobile ready (try visiting this site on your phone, it works great!)
- Email replies (when turned on, you can reply to updates to a thread via email and it just works)
- Maintainability, the source code is clean which makes plugins and managing the site much easier