Well, it's a merger not a sale...
Internet Brands announcement
When vB sold out to Internet Brands, the forum when to crap. They bloated it, upped the prices (and yes, there was a HUGE price hike, yeah, the license is a lifetime, but vB5 will be out next year, that's $300 a year if you are keeping things up to date). vB4 came out buggy, tech support went down hill...the list of complaints is really long. But what do you think the outcome will be with this merger?
Do you think it will effect your own communities?
I know that 3.8 certainly effected mine, but for the better... I've paid for 4.x but have not put it on yet because I have a fear of bugs. I look to the future with nervous apprehension over this...