Those restrictions are why I came here and made an account. Hopefully I will enjoy it here :D
The main issue I have with official forums is that your non-restricted posts that don't count to your daily limit actually do count. Lets say your post limit of the day is 4 and you make 4 posts in the bug forums which are non-restricted. You are no longer allowed to make anymore posts outside of the non-restricted forums because you used up your 4 posts for the day.