Sadly, I think you are missing the main point of our responses.
Basically, we shared that we had - as a community - as a large voice - through many other forum posts, facebook pleas and emails shared our voice about the changes the admins made - and how it wasn't in, what we felt, the spirit of the site.
The admins have not responded, or made any change to reverse what they have done.
Older users, saddened and frustrated, left or went inactive. That was the voice the admins left us. The decreased revenue from users buying packs as well as the decreased overall site activity were the only voices we had left to us.
Now, if we promote this site and try to bring in new users - they will be just that, and not know the minefield they are walking into.
- They will be frustrated when opening packs and never finishing a set unless they pull for months, or spend money.
- They will have challenges trying to trade for older sets since many are out of free packs or sold out and users with these are inactive.
- Artists aren't making nearly the profits they used to, if at all, so asking an artist to come here and essentially donate their hard work is not fair.
The point is - until admins make remediations to this site, it will never hold newer users.
The point is - the admins have to do something - as in "only THEY can fix this site".
Please, understand - we don't need to talk to a "large group of people".
Random new users will not save the site, since the overall model does not promote long term users.
But perhaps that the overall plan - let all the old users who remember what this site was before - let them leave, and try to start over with a whole batch of new users that have no idea what this site originally was.
Don't get me wrong. I love this site, which is why I am still here, hoping to see this site turn around, so I can proudly promote it to my friends once again. I hope - everyday - but I am done begging a wall of silence.