Yeah, it's kinda sad seeing it so empty like this. I remember when I first joined, this place was boomin! Maybe if the older topics were kept on (not just the separate game categories, I mean all the older archived threads from that category), then ppl wouldn't have been scared away.
I notice a lot of sites do this, they go through all the hassle of making a new version, when the reason behind it isn't really necessary (or maybe it is, I dunno), and then the next thing you know, the new version they worked so hard on totally sucks and they lose TONS of members. The same thing happened to the 1up.com forums. So now I get queesy when I hear one of my favorite boards are going to create a new version. Updates are fine, but new version spell disasters.