I'm surprised you like the site design and the community. The site's design is less user-friendly than MAL (though they've been working on a major update for a while now), while the community...well, HB certainly encourages community interaction more than MAL, but that can result in a mixed bag. Sometimes it's fun; other times it's just people complaining bitterly about things. Well, then again, any big anime community's gonna be like that.
The database is forked from MAL, though of course it is updated.
The name...hey, at least it doesn't look embarrassing when your parent/teacher/boss finds it in your search history.