Yep, I agree. Use the message board - a lot! 2 years ago I lost 70+ pounds - then life happened and couldn't afford WW. Enter - gaining it all back but 10 lbs. The hardest part is staying on track when you can't go to the meetings - so I would suggest using the internet (boards, blogs, free calculators) as much as you can.
Also, to answer you question, I'm following the new WW360 program - which is very similar to points plus.