@Buddy_Cotten thanks much. It is our firm conviction here that this platform will serve the entire community far better than the last - notwithstanding the fact that it will take people some time and effort to learn how to use it well, and acknowledging that we as the management are learning ourselves to some degree.
This has to this point been primarily a labor of love, and thus everyone that has benefited should be thankful for the few paying advertisers who have helped sustain things. There are going to be (and must be) new alternatives for people to sponsor pages, place image ads, text ads, etc. coming. The old platform did not easily allow for managing this type of thing, and this one will.
For all to know, we are (usually daily) making changes - some large, most small - that improve the site, most of which come as a result of listening to Users who have specific, articulated arguments for their wants. In other words, for those stating things like “this stinks” etc. they get, shall we say, the ‘proper’ attention.