Ok, I found a work around for now by using the bbPress short codes to over-ride the easy method. (I just have to reset all the css to match the rest of the theme pages now.)
By the way, pretty much nothing with the theme addons is working on the forum index and topic pages. I wasn’t able to show headers, breadcrumbs or any of the default sidebars (except the default page sidebar does actually show on the topic sub-pages).
In general I’ve found a lot of theme css that could be improved for bbPress and BuddyPress for that matter. I do really appreciate how much effort has obviously gone into making this theme easy to use and create wonderful looking WP sites. I hope the staff will consider extending that level of detail into the BuddyPress and bbPress features as well. Despite the many small annoying details, it still creates a pretty decent looking setup right out of the box.