I kind of miss it myself.
Sure, some of the articles posted were not always of the highest calibre, but that's hardly different to any major news source in the non-gaming world.. some articles are very good, others less so.
And yes, sometimes the comments were negative, I periodically contributed to that myself. However, even if the remarks were sometimes excessively negative, it has become difficult to feel positive about the current state of the gaming industry. While there are exceptions, games are becoming dumber and dumber... It was kind of nice to have a space to discuss that without the fanboys chest beating and throwing dung everywhere, or, on the other side of the coin, having to endure the "I'm against it just because it's popular/for it just because it's indie" mentality prevalent at certain other sites.
Also, it was practically the only forum at GB that moved rapidly; it had a sense of life and momentum... This used to be the case with almost every forum here, but those times have long since past.
[SPOILER]testingtest12[/SPOILER][SIZE="1"]Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
[SPOILER]testingtest12[/SPOILER][color="Silver"].......All those moments ... will be lost ... in time ... like tears in rain.[/size][/color]