I think we all miss some of the people and situations that were regulars, however of the 35,000+ people, basically only a few hundred were posting, and of that the main posters were in the dozens or maybe 50 people. Most people miss their count numbers, but even I don't care about that anymore. Some of the archieves were so buried, nobody read them when they got buried under a few pages. Most forums had hundreds of pages, that nobody looked at it in years.
This is a fresh start, and in a few months it will build a personality of its own.