peterdouglas - 10:00 pm on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just found out the my Cpanel hosting also has Softaculous, which will do an automatic install of MyBB and BBpress. At this point I have ruled out BBpress, but had been shying away from MyBB because I didn't want to install it myself, despite the forum itself having many good reviews and features.
I called my hosting company and they use phpbb for their own forum and admitted it's the biggest, oldest but also most prone to spam and it's the most bloated forum. I've also had an SMF forum badly spammed, but MyBB, perhaps due to it's lower popularity, isn't such a target for spamming, according to what I've read. So, now that I know I can do a 1 click install of MyBB, I might just go for that. Whichever forum I get, I'll have to get a new theme for it, so there might be a bit of a cash outlay for it.
I was almost ready to install phpbb, but now that MyBB can be installed just as easily, I think it's going to win me over.