I have a project Im looking at getting going this year, sooner rather than later, curious to see if C will be suitable or not at the moment or if its still something for the future...
Good to see you here Daihlo. You may have trouble reaching your goal because the year finishes in a day or so . Also, a new version of Cheetah is about to be released and one I think you'll be glad you waited for. There's an older version (1.0.0) available, but to test it, there's also a beta version.
As Geek_Girl has mentioned, this site runs on Cheetah and that's something Boonex was never prepared to do. They never used their own forum, which always made me wonder.
Just read through the older posts here and you'll get some idea about what's going on. If you have any suggestions, there's a special place for those in the Suggestions module which is actually a Modzzz module, as are a couple of others. The Cheetah modules are currently the same as those found on Dolphin, but I suspect that will eventually change as well.
The conversion script can be found under Developer Info in the menu. Sorry I can't get the URL for you while I'm writing this. It seems to work for a lot of third party modules, but don't forget to also convert a copy of your existing database.