Quite some time passed between version 2 and 3. Eager to explore some new technology/ ecosystem and liking building way too much, I took up WordPress again. After some unsuccessfully testing some Product Hunt like themes I created my own setup using a selected collection of WordPress plugins. This allows for basic search functionality, frontend user registration, comments, and user generated content.
Next goal is to build a community. That's the initial idea and without users and their actual feedback, I won't add new features.