Hi Debbie - totally agree ! Miss the ''old days'' when we were all ''friends'' and checked in regularly with each other. I used to log in daily, and now its like once every couple of months. However, I will try to log in more often and respond to people like you who are interested in getting the site back to its old self. Hopefully others will also respond as well as new people. There are loads of new members who have never written on here.
This site also helped me get my collection going and enjoying it to the fullest. I loved seeing the scenes various members created at different times, and the stories we could write about the characters of the solids themselves.
I'm still sort of collecting - there are a few I never could get my hands on, so still pursuing them on and off.
However, I think EL have dropped off making really, really good ones that one wants to add to their collection instead of a re-hashing of the old ones. Eg Carousel, Birdcage, etc