Hi Steve, are you considering archiving the forums? There have been so many little gems of personal development, philosophical insight and stories of success posted here I think it would be unfortunate to lose documentation of them all. Despite what others are saying about you and despite the points I agree with, you did start this community and you were the first inspiration for its growth. While it eventually gained life of its own, you still helped make it. Years from now you and others who participated will want to be able to look back on that, warts and all.
I understand wanting to shut it all down, I'm just speaking from personal experience. Every time I destroyed something that I created because I wanted to stop engaging with it, I always regretted not simply letting it be.
May the light embrace you.