The issue isn't lack of pixels, it's the shortage of posters who can provide and provoke the sort of content that's now being missed, at least in this thread. As far as I can tell, the forum has moved in this direction deliberately, traffic remains high and money is being made. People seem to like it, and it won't be long before the average poster knows no other iteration of SF, if that isn't already the case. The "old" SF is gone, and perhaps it's best to let SF be successful on its current terms. The change in forum direction facilitated the current state, but I'm skeptical that thread resets and the like are going to reverse it. Different people, different times, different format.