It will be a sad end of an era when they finally shut it down. I have met lots of good people here and indirectly formed a hockey team I've been playing with for about 14 years or more.
The format hasn't helped. I think Cellartracker might be just as responsible, if not more responsible! I look for tasting notes there and I post my notes there. That's one major use of this forum that has become obsolete.