The rewriting process of PhpBB, for the PhpBB 3 release is going really fast, and is bringing many new features and improvements to the 2006-awarded open source forum software.
The extremely complete list of implemented features and the respect of W3C norms have fixed the last bad points of PhpBB 2. Without any doubt, 2008 will be the year of PhpBB.
Even if the vBulletin review is not available of Forum Software Reviews, this software is clearly the most used and most powerful existing solution for managing huge communities and traffic.
For these reasons, it was not to hard for vBulletin to be awarded with the Best Proprietary Forum Software Award.