I am very sorry you reported such a bad experience using YooRecipe.
For your information, I started a complete redesign of the way ingredients are managed. This main improvement should be available within Christmas.
Concerning forum restriction, we use jpayplans and asked this component editor to bring evolutions regarding forum access control.
As for the lack of support in November & December, I had to burry a child and have not been able to work as usual. This is not an excuse, but I did my very best in this special circumstances.
Sylvain, YooRecipe founder.