I hear ya. I like old cars, old money, older women and not older software... I am in the keep it all updated and modern looking... stay safe mate.I left Cpanel back in 2004, I have used Plesk in the past but did not like it.
I always thought in my opinion that Cpanel was bloated so I started looking for another CP to use found a host back in 2004 who was using DA, so I was setup with a reseller account and loved it.
I purchased my first Owned DA license in 2005 and have never looked back, forum is a great asset for learning, regarding the forum software, I am used to the layout of vBulletin I know it is old...but I also prefer using the old enhanced skin in DA