I too am familiar with the "it's not the same in here" comment in forums. It's usually uttered by old timers who championed the forum in it's early days. They rarely post now, but laments how good the old day was. But when prodded for more participation, you get the "It's not the same in here anymore" reply. It's a vicious cycle.
But let's get back to Alden talk.
I am wearing my first Cigar acquisition - a LWB.