Dying? Naah. Rumours of it's demise are exaggerated.
I agree with a few of your points Sharon. It would be nice if Fish contributed to this forum a bit more, like he used to, but he has stated clearly why that is the case and we have to respect that even if we don't agree with it.
I use FB and a number of other forums. They have far more "activity" that this place, but in many ways I feel like a nobody. Even those to which I contribute regularly leave me feeling like a faceless visitor. Not so here.
That may be just me personal perception of course, but I like to think that people on here listen to what I have to say. Sometimes it is even worthwhile!
I too have made genuine friends through this website. Some of them it would be nice to see them more often, but isn't that always the way of things?
I like to think of this forum as a comfortable pair of shoes. I know where I am with them. I have shared many miles with them. I make no unrealistic expectations of them, but sometimes they surprise me!!
Death is what you make of it. As is this forum.