m771401 there are many like you.
SMF seems to clear things.
In TP, Bloc has retired, IchBin, after being with TP since the beginning, is taking the lead.
TP has a good state of maturity, and lots of features added. Some bugs have to be fixed, as it was rewritten from 1.05 on to be compatible with both versions.
SMF started in 2003, TP in 2005. I would say that, after years, it's not unusual to have quite some changes in people involved, even for a commercial software.
The power of SMF+TP is people like you, they are lots around. It's a tremendous energy that gives power and will bring new talents in the projects.