It appears HWC will be upgraded to the latest version of vbulletin this week. Maybe in the next day or 2. Thought you'd like a head's up. I will be doing the front end of the upgrade and I will also be the guy answering requests and questions afterward.
Vdr looks good, but i think i have to agree with martin, having the avatars and info on top of posts takes up the precious down-scrolling room. With the higher resolutions most people run nowadays we need more room up and down not on the sides