a) It's smaller than the JC is. (It might have 10k more usernames, but the JC outstrips it's "highest ever users" by a good 1500 on a daily basis, along with having a higher total post count despite heavy losses of threads and posts (real and virtual) about 4 years ago due to database errors) b) It's likely that they don't have anywhere near as many actual posts in the database. c) The system looks like it has had modifications to the original software meaning that unless I got a look at the back-end of what they might have also done to the daily tasks that the database runs and the frequency of them there is nothing to say that there have not been major reductions undertaken on background server resources (that are trade-offs for other features dependent on what the requirements for the back-end are by the owners). d) I have a copy of the vB 3.0.6 software right in front of me. e) It took PbNation 0.34 seconds to created it's main index page compared to 0.074 for the JC, while loading their largest forum took 0.65 seconds compared to a similar sized JCC which took 0.094. And this is with me actually logged into the JC while not for PbN (meaning I'm bypassing any accessing of the user table and any subsequent tables required from that for PbN). Should I continue? I'm a web designer that has worked with many of the common BB software that you can find, including one of the few who have any knowledge of how IGNBoards works. I do happen to know what I'm talking about.