Pedancy is a perspective. Just being conversational, and not argumentative.....
Your perspective is that a website is to all intents and purposes, dead, mine is that the only thing that's dead, is the lead singer, and that's been the case for a third of the average person's lifespan. Also my perspective is that I am me, and therefore not pedantic and over-literal, as my limitations are mine, and not your's. Maybe you're a bit careless and under-literal? Thought about that one?
Activity of the place seems to take an upturn whenever they do something that either pleases people, or pisses them off, and often both at the same time! Paul Rodgers, Adam Lambert, WWRY, a new record deal, to name but four.
As long as they are active, in terms of "banging things out", then I'm sure it will be a place where conversation has a place.
QOL, is a place that most of us frequent less than we did ten years ago, that's an undeniable fact. Ten years ago, I didn't have a 120 mile round trip to work every day, and that was three hours more of my life, on a working day, that I could spend here. Other people also had more free time that they wanted to spend here. Some of us might actually be getting bored with saying the same old diatribe over and over again, though also in some cases that patently isn't true to them!
We've all got a gnat's bit older.
The other thing about perspective, is that you almost used to bloody live here! ANYTHING that drags you away is going to give you an enhanced view that the place holds less draw for you. You're right though, it DOES, and is the same for most of us in varying degrees.
What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone.
A man who learnt how to teach,
But forgot how to learn.