Everything dies, deal with it.
I think our site really started to lose it's soul after Splodge passed and went to his reward. PhotoshopTombstone is a more appropriate name for the reality of what Adobe has done to Photoshop's loyal customer base (e.g., I haven't used Photoshop in years. I use Affinity and Pixelmator for the bulk of just about everything).
I disagree, I loved Splodge, he was great, bless his soul, but that wasn't the reason for the decline. There are more than one culprit, starting from Procyon, the previous owner, a rich boy playing with his toy, he got bored and left it in a corner, then i don't know how, he sold it to the present owners for an outrageous amount and ran with the money. SO outrageous that the new owners didn't dare touch one line of code to try and bring the website in our era. Let's face it, this website is so old it is vintage. Nothing or little has changed over the last 10 years. This is the reason why psc, our home on the internet, fell into disgrace. This, and the voting system, super flawed and unjust, drove away new and old choppers. And advantage, with its very own name putting users on different levels, letting one buy with money what one can't achieve with talent and work alone. The rise of social media also had a big impact on small websites like this (small compared to social websites).