First of all let me stress, that I do not want to stirr up trouble or anything, but there are a few things I have noticed in recent weeks if not month.
New topics are few and far between, replys are even rarer. Those replys that are there, are more of the kind with less substance, move off-topic or very fanboy´ish or in other words are not that constructive. There are some good comments, but IMHO they are the minority.
Personally I have the feeling that the forum has detiriorated in recnet months and for me it hardly makes an interesting read anymore.
Staff forum comment are as veiled as they ever were. But while in the past they were always followed up by newsletter info, they hardly are now. If they are indeed followed up by the newsletter, it is always way later then indicated.
Which would bring me to the last point... the newsletter itself. It seems to get less substancial with ever new line aquired or released. Back when it was just Ancients we would have releases and pre-views on a weekly basis. With the additions of Bolt Action and ECW previews have one down a lot (actually I can only remember two in recent month). New releases have gone down (which I blame no one for, since the old pace was extreme) and they decend upon us like a bolt out of the blue.
On the other hand there is lots of info regarding shows being attended and what has been added to the store. Both info that you usually get from the hosting club or by visiting the store. I for one would be craving for a newsletter that would really give us pre-views again or tell us what will go up in the store in days to come (as oposed what is up already)!