This is not a resquest to change this forum's software.
Just as i took a look at the "Future" tab in WP's homepage and saw "More community features" written there, i thought i ought to ask the developers to take a look at punBB. It is lightweight, fast, and it is moving towards less tables and standarts compliance (at least so they say), and it has better features than miniBB. On the other hand, it is not a giant scary thing like IPB or phpBB. Even i could tweak it a little bit, change it's apearence and install some hacks in my installation.
WP was the very first script/software i ever installed and used for my site, so you see i am inexperienced, and i felt at home fiddling with punBB. Please, if you plan any integration with a BB, consider punBB as an option!