Before everyone gets upset, why don't we give it a try? I think a little more audio talk will be good for the site. Yes, a lot of the old boys are gone from the site now. Maybe because the site has changed and maybe because they simply ran out of things to say. Interests change.
Over the past few years, I have watched a lot of people join the site looking for help. They got none. They never came back. That says something, doesn't it?
I sense a lot of sarcasm in your post Mark. I for one really enjoy the non-political meme thread. Its a good laugh everyday. The political meme thread is fine too although I am not following it much. What bothers me is that there are people asking audio questions and needing help and the tech savy folks are ignoring those threads while at the same time i see them posting political memes and getting into arguments. I try to help when I can but i am very aware of my limited knowledge and I wouldn't want to give people incorrect advice that isn't corrected by someone smarter. We need to get more audio threads going and get more involvement in those threads. I learned a lot about electronics by being on this site. But, when I really need help now, I look somewhere else. That's why I am not around much anymore.