I am not really being elitist, but this site now typically bores me now with Tom basically gone.
In makes me a bit misty eyed to reflect back on the time when this website was a baby and he interacted more with us. As well as facebook. But now the baby has gotten huge... Ick. I only like small clubs. Don't get me wrong. MBT is an in your face 24 hour a day grind (in the NPMR classroom), but as far as PMR goes, the club is not that interesting anymore to me. There is no Ted Vollers to piss people off ( no disrespect, I love him ), there is no Claudio fighting, there is not much energy here being generated (in my view).
Yes there used to be much more activity here. I used to be an active member, and I learned a lot from that. But these days I'm very focused on my life, so my days here are over. Hopefully the same is the case for the many other previously-active members of this forum. (And R.I.P. Ted, he also kept the forum alive).
If Tom wants to revive this forum, he'll just get back in here and do it. It's up to him. But maybe (and this is just my theory) maybe he figures that this forum has "served its purpose". It is an amazing archive of 15+ years of top notch knowledge. But if a large amount of new members come here continually, then identical basic topics will be discussed over and over with the same questions and answers, day after day. And that might bury the wealth of advanced discussions that is archived now. Maybe it's time now for people to go out in life and grow, instead of spinning around on the internet.
But those are just my thoughts, and they could be wrong. Tom could have unexpected plans for the future of this forum.