Thanks Steve and everyone.
Steve, I really appreciate all the trouble you went to to keep this forum going as long as you did.
In the brief time when I ran my own forum years ago, I felt so burdened by it and I was so relieved when I finally couldn't continue it anymore (thanks to the social networking site it was on changing its rules).
My forum had been taking way too much time/energy away from things that I felt would probably, down the road, contribute a lot more value to people (and improve my own life as well) than if I continued unhappily forcing myself into a role I just wasn't naturally suited to, or even really drawn to (except in theory).
So, I sympathize a lot with your blog post and totally support you in your decision to close the forum.
I look forward to all the awesome things you'll be creating in the future. Thanks for everything.
I was too shy/busy/etc. to post as much as I otherwise might have here, and no one here knows me very well, but, thanks to everyone for making this forum such an awesome, fascinating, helpful place.
Best wishes and hugs (if desired) to everyone, including the banned folks.