of course its a difference and I say again, we have not had the issues that some others have, but the growth from it, has been substantial. We don't like them. We wish they didn't exist with how well mobile browsers work. Yet even with XenForo and before that VB working fairly well (XenForo very well), Tapatalk does present a solid user experience.Google doesnt take ownership of your data though. Thats a crucial difference.
Nearing 6.5 million posts, and lots of tapatalk users, it is not something we are willing to part with, as they are the largest mobile app aggregator for those that use multiple forums. When that changes, I am sure many other board owners using them will flock to another option.