Abhi That particular project lasted about 5 years in total and gained about 1,500 active users (About 2,300 total users), it was earning a decent amount of ad revenue for the time, as well!
vBulletin 2 was probably the best vBulletin release, or at least I always felt it was, possibly because I attribute a lot of nostalgia to it from other projects, but I always had a fondness for it. You can still find one or two installations running if you do a deep dive in search engines, such as http://forums.ukcdogs.com/index.php
admin vB were fantastic in their early days, before they were bought out. vBulletin from launch to the 3 branch was hands down the best software on the market, nothing came close. After that, however, it was all downhill. Such a shame!