Given the track record of vBulletin, and it's over-bloated software these days, I was thinking maybe a new software to power the site would be beneficial? Talkfreelance could maybe be better off powered by "XenForo" instead of vBulletin.
vBulletin 4.x is so bulky, bloated, slow, and not resource friendly at all. And I noticed they put but vBulletin version 5 Beta up for demo as well, which is even worse than vBulletin 4.x. Despite the lawsuit thrown at the previous vBulletin 3 developers (the ones that started own project XenForo) by I.B., vB3 was the better version of vBulletin all along, and with them making XenForo, it's just a good quality and simpler software in general and is speedy as well. Not to mention, easy to work around and with regarding coding and customizing.