I’ve done it. I bit the bullet and switched to WordPress. After lugging along phpBB for many years now and struggling to keep it up to date, I decided I needed a CMS and after years of trying many and failing repeatedly I finally got WordPress to an acceptable point. The old site is still available at http://thebes.codingwell.net/ for now. This new site is powered by Dreamhost, it doesn’t seem the fastest for running wordpress, but my guess is that it isn’t their fault.