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The only drawbacks are that it's big & fairly complex, and that it costs money. Also, it's fairly demanding of hardware resources for busy forums.
The support system is robust - the support forum is very busy, with both users and support team members answering questions. On a couple of occasions I've submitted support tickets, and have received prompt and accurate replies.
Assuming you want a full-featured forum and a couple of hundred bucks is no obstacle, that's the way I'd go. (At least until BestBBS is on the market. ;))
All attachments stream through php.. regardless if they are stored in mysql or on the filesystem....
i have brought this up to them, but no changes so far.