Excellent! I was looking at FML being updated (well, its obviously going to be buggy still..) and that made me wanna check in here and see how its going!
Most interestingly is the promise of 1.8's multithreading support... How well is that going to work?
The biggest strength of Bukkit's was its multithreading (in my opinion) and that's why we needed it for big servers..
In theory, a Forge server will run a ton smoother without the need for something like Bukkit / Sponge (though I still am excited for Sponge, hopefully it pans out..)
Anyways, I just wanted to put a feeler out there to the modding/dev community and see what first impressions are, if it looks like that might indeed be the case or if its a pipe-dream and servers will still need something more to make them work.
Well regardless, best of luck, when a few mods get some updates pumped out I'll be sure to test em and leave feedback!