This discussion is going better than I thought it would. I think Jer has some great points and Brutus pretty much nailed it. I don't play anymore but for a while I was slacker numero uno. I also agree with Labs. Mainly towards the end of my playing time.....just my opinion, but right around the doc and the tourney, it did seem like there was a push to "get those numbers up" so to speak. Which does make sense because it did increase interest for vets and newcomers, but damn, things were flying. You guys were going through GDL seasons like Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends. Then things just fell off......HARD. I usually still lurk on the site about 2-3 times a week. You can tell things are kind of stagnant right now when you check the site on a Monday and then check it again on Friday and maybe 3-4 threads have new content, that and aim seems pretty dead now.
I can't speak for any new guys but I think some of the vets, at least the "B league lifers" just like me, for a while were pretty much all the same people. We kind of all built up a sense of camaraderie because the same guys played eachother all the time, so if it were me or buds like probob,witt,jaylighter,or eggink that slacked, we were all cool about it because we were cool with eachother and knew that we'd meet up eventually. Then new guys would eventually come in, and old habits die hard and some of the slack would continue, so I can see why that would be a problem.
I'm not sure how much of a waiting list there is nowadays, but if it's slim than those "slack ass bums" (to quote Hokkee) are better than nobody.
My last thought: Some guys here are video game guys first, Some guys are hockey guys first, maybe once the Sharks and Pens finals are over that things will pick up.