This is a VBB forum, all previously requested features, like polls, editing posts, etc, are only a click away.
As a matter of fact, they are enabled by default . . (And it only takes a few lines of PHP to have all kinds of Multimedia stuff)
I'm running VBulletins with +10.000 members for many years now, and had my share of (l)user moments, but enabling standard features only by request, or after certain conditions have been met, would make them a very lonely place.
Restrictions are a matter of survival for the common "insert brand here" automotive forum,
but I really don't see why (mostly) educated BSD users should bear them.