Agreed.Nowhere near as much traffic as the old forum, many went on to find new homes on other sites and some refuse to return. Those who did move don't post as much as they used to, and those who did return are few and far between.
There are some great guys on here, but there used to be so many more. Very few really active members left here now. Punters come on here to ask questions, get answers and are never seen again, very few hang around. I visit daily but don't post anywhere near as much as I used to.
I believe we are a dying breed. Music playback options have changed so much and I don't think younger people are that interested in the true HiFi experience. I'm sure if we conducted a poll on here most of the members would fall into the 50+ category.
I went on to find a new home, as you did, when this place closed, although not frequented there for months.
I can only speak for myself but I'm bored with repetition. I can only recommend so many different brands -- I end up constantly repeating myself.
Then you get upstarts who have a go at you for just giving a personal opinion. So now I only contribute if the thread contains the brands I know and like.
Perhaps it's an age trait, but bored with any forum, regardless of the subject.