No worries mate! (i´ll announce it over Twitter...just kidding!)
Good question.As long as vBulletin is "unsafe" in re of hacking it,PH won´t reopen the forum any time soon.
As the forums and the user accounts are connected to each other,guess for convenience reasons,
it´d be too easy for someone to steal all user data incl. licenses,addresses,credit card info and other stuff.
That´s not a cool picture IMO.
It´s be better if PH would separate the two from each other,like NI or Steinberg do.(just my 3 and a half cents)
Always cool to see someone familiar.