Indeed it has... back to the days before VBoards, the time when the late redtwilight was the wise old sage, and lowetide was but a young pup (well, maybe not that long ago, lol, but at least as far back as when he went by lain).
I think more than anything, the board gained a lot of new posters who will mature over time or lose interest... nature of the beast. And honestly, I'll put up with it every season if it means a cup run
I'm just thankful for posters like faneuil, rigger, Digger, lowetide, and Replacement, amongst others. They are the reason I keep coming back here. I love intelligent discussion with people who don't take everything personally. It's a real chance to talk about my favorite team with people who share my passion and who I can get info from.
I'll gladly put up with the ragers and bandwagoners for the opportunity to talk hockey with them, though some days I do get a bit frustrated.