The reason we don't like to hack vBulletin php code is not always necessarily because it would take a lot of time, but rather it is twofold...
1) We don't know what our changes would break
2) Whenever a new update is released to vBulletin, when we install it our changes to the php scripts are wiped, and we have to go back in and re-insert our code. Then we have problem #1 to deal with again.
It's just not productive.
It is with great regret that we say our farewells to Jack, who passed away on May 28th, 2005. Jack, you will be missed by all
Superior thinking has always overwhelmed superior force. - Marine Corps Officers
"You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership." - General Eisenhower