This is a good Forum software and its much easier to navagate and there are lots of mods for it. I have experience with working with VB forums and I think this site would be better if it had this software. It cost $200,but its well worth it.
We've been there and done that. Can you be MUCH more specific in how it's better?
Vbulletin really became bloated and seemed to lack direction that past view years we were on it. There was NO facebook integration, tagging was poorly implemented and there were no solid options for CMS, photos or reviews. Our new platform integrates everything and does a muhc better job in my opinion.
I agree with Phatch, how is vbulletin better? Certainly from a cost perspective it is cheaper, and probably also that it is more customizable.
Why move sideways for features we already have and still lacks features Huddler has?
Vbulletin does not incorporate separate reviews, articles and such web like content into its search feature. It searches the forum only. Photo galleries are more limited on VB. If you have content beyond a forum only, VB is a weak non-integrated solution.
VB has very weak search in general as well. When Cheftalk was on VB there were many requests for help with the search feature. My experience with search on other VB sites right now is that it is much weaker than Huddler's search. I've come to use google search targeted to just the site when I want to search a VB based forum.
Huddler is a partnership environment, allowing the owner to focus on the site and it's content while Huddler manages servers, load balancing, advertising, contracts and all that. VB is only a software package. There are reasons to use each. But as things stand, moving to VB breaks much of what Cheftalk.com offers.
Now, Huddler has it's own bugs and drawbacks as do all services and platforms. No argument.
Here's a 30 minute interview with the founder of Huddler. A bit old in internet time, but might help you see some of the benefits Cheftalk experiences.
Also this thread at VB