A lot of what CGF said is bullshit, but some isn't. I also perceive a lack of intensity that we used to have, not on Michael's part, but in the forum as a whole, and think perhaps that has to do with the slowing of the digital revolution. A few years ago, something revolutionary was popping up every five minutes, it seemed -- but now, we're back in the days when an F5 was a revolution, and yet many people stuck with their F4s. How many people really dumped their D300's to get a D300s? I think we may see the same lack of zeal when the Canon 1DsIV replaces the III.
This lack of intrinsic excitement may mean that this site -- the most valuable of the web's technical sites, IMHO - may need a tune up, and perhaps even a restructuring. For example, we have separate forums for Lightroom and Aperture, because even though they are conceptually similar, the details of operation are significantly different. The same now applies to cameras, and I think it might now be useful to have separate forums for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, m4/3, and Pentax, and, perhaps, "others." And though the site calls itself "Luminous Landscape," it has been a long time since it has been only about landscape, and perhaps forums on Portraiture and Street would be interesting.
On the other hand, people talk about the problems of watering down brands, so these changes may not be desirable. I don't know -- but something to think about.
The "stopped clock" comment made me realize that stopped clock is more accurate, in some sense, (right on twice a day) than my very expensive Rolex, which is almost never right on...8-)