Joined late 2008 where a lot of active people slowly started to move on.
Shipping (one of the reasons I joined way back then) was slowly starting to die down. Compared to then, it's pretty non-existent.
I remember early on I used to be annoyed that I missed the golden era for it and probably missed out on interacting with a lot of cool people for shipping, but that's life.
Most of the sections were popping in activity.
I do miss the artwork and the "shops" people had here, with the trainer cards and badges, and OC Characters and Teams people did and commissioned. Was a fun time.
And then the Pokemon Egg bit, forgot what website it was but everyone had them lol.
Games section was pretty active. A few bad eggs but was fun.
Clubs were a thing as well. I miss the Bleach Club, used to rp a bit and make your own OC and all that.
I know the strictness and the standards maintained early on sort of pushed some people to other discussion mediums, but I know they're more lax now about certain things, but that did result in a dip in activity.
I stopped with the adding people bit here, but looking back at my list, so many people have moved on.
A lot of the mods are long gone. But props to them, the early days had some hilarious and nonsensical things happen here.
I miss a lot of the people I interacted with and I wish them well in whatever venture they have going on in their lives.
I do miss vBulletin though. The badges thing they had was a fun thing to keep up post counts.