I'll admit: I haven't had very much energy lately, so I'm most likely just going to keep this brief.
There truly isn't an easy way to introduce this... but I've been strongly considering throwing in the towel on the Forums. Full disclosure: I haven't made my decision yet; I will officially announce what will happen on the 9th of next month... my six month anniversary. While my interest in the Forums has been tanking undeniably for the past period of time... this is a relatively new proposition, so I don't want to make this decision too rashly. Either way, for your sake, I won't guarantee either outcome. This is still a decision in the making, after all.
I'll just be blunt: the Forums seem to be crashing down from where I stand. Prominent users are departing left and right, the WPCC Lounge is a graveyard (though I'll admit my interest in the Lounge has been nigh-zero for quite a while now), the Forum Games aren't thriving like they used to... it's all a mess, from my perspective. I've been trying to pep-talk myself into accepting changes on the Forums; change is the only constant in life, as many have said in the past... but I'm sorry; I can't get interested in any of the newer perks and activities. New Emoticons? Meh. Events? Shrug. The Pony World Cup? That's neat... I suppose. New Reactions? Barf.
Is any of this the fault of the Staff? No, not at all; I'm always the grouchy old man in these situations. They can't help it if I'm an old wretch at heart. You understand what I'm trying to say, though. With all of that out of the way, I thought it was only fair to give you all a forewarning. As I said, neither outcome is guaranteed; just know that both outcomes are distinct possibilities.
Thank you for reading, and have a great rest of your day!