Wow, you're awfully gabby for a guy who doesn't care about what I think.
In all seriousness, I appreciate the responses. I guess I didn't realize that the "mission statement" of the site was to just use it as a communication tool for those already signed up and that the staff was planning to just let it die out. I certainly felt like that was happening, but didn't know that was the intent.
I've very much enjoyed the site and am sorry to hear that no one's interested in revitalizing it. I've met Jeff once or twice and am vaugly aware of how much time and effort he's been putting into the site over the years. Its frankly impossible to be a regular visitor and not have noticed the very day he decided to hang up his cleats - it just hasn't been the same since.
Anyway, I respect the decision of the staff - it's just a very foreign concept to me. I personally have a very hard time letting go of things that I've invested a lot of time and energy in, so I feel like if I was vested in the creation of something like this I'd be checking into some different options to keep it alive. Not saying that's right or wrong for you and your buddies - that's just my perspective and the rationale for my comments earlier.
Anyway, thanks for the good memories. Who knows - maybe someone will come along one day and incorporate the best of what was JD into a brand new SW collecting site?