I've been a member of those Forums since June 2000 (Back from the old BHC days), and I've seen a steady decline in the quality over there. A few over there think it's due to the influx of new members because it's a movie year. I think the lack in quality in the forums started when they were moved from BHC to RS. Although I'm still a member over there, and still have no intention of completely leaving (although a bunch of my friends have left/been banned I still have a lot over there), but I also felt the need to start a member ship over here instead of just lurking.
Now I applaud Dustin for coming out and saying he's going to try and do better, but the proof is in the pudding. I made a post in the forum Princes sarted, and I'm kind of curious to see if Philip will respond, although I don't think he will. I hope it's a wake-up call for him and he'll turn it around. If not, I get to bug all of you over here!