I think that the recent problems are a result of the first hacking and somehow they corrupted the coding which caused the site to go down every few days. I wasn't able to get much help from the customer service, but eventually the software designer replaced a group of files which seems to have taken care of the problem.
In any event, the wowbb doesn't seem to be a safe format anymore and customer service with them has went downhill somewhat since I started the board. There will always be the threat of getting hacked again, but once we move I think that the new format will be more secure, the phpbb3 is supposedly written with security in mind and the new hosting company is very highly regarded, there are some other busy forums on there and they have not been interrupted. It will also give me a contact guy who will do all the security upgrades and future web design modifications that we need, because I'm definetly not an expert in those areas.
So to answer your question.........yes.