No worries, Colin. Believe it or not, we've been trying to sort out things semi-regularly since Pete's last post. We've demo'ed various updates and even new software packages, run various development servers, and so on. I know it seems like absolutely nothing has happened, because outwardly that is the case.
The bottom line is that back end we went with originally is going to have to change, one way or another, for us to move forward, but to do it haphazardly would be to lose members, posts, articles, or all of the above. We've been erring on the side of caution, so there's no long down time, or anything missing/mucked up. Combine the "invisible" work we're doing with the fact that we're all volunteers doing this on our available time, and that's how 4 months go by.
I can't promise we'll finally get everything sorted in December, if we don't, it shouldn't be long into 2015. FWIW, we're as disappointed as anyone that things have been taking this long!