Now I am confused, I can't say what is better
One new Dev on the team is something that we (users) see like a guarantee that SMF has progress and for what I saw winrules is a great choice! Congratulations!
About Beta 4, I was totally surprised to see that we have an EXPECTED release for soon, I only use Gold versions on my community but I can't wait to put the Beta 4 on my test forum
Thanks for the updates and once again, congratulations winrules