Thank you guys for all your comments Really love the pros and cons and to be honest I've thought of some of them myself but some are new and quite interesting.
I'd love to keep the discussion going on this if anyone has anything else to add.
For the time being considering that:
- the forums is quite new and even if we grew quite fast ( we're at almost 2k members when I'm writing this) it will take some time before we have a lot more members and visitors that will start to attract the good/big providers.
- it will need to be well though and it would probably take a lot more energy to maintain to a certain quality
I think the best course of action is to wait for a few (2-3) months and see how the forum develops and what the members will actually need and seek on this forum.