I don't want to get into this here, since there's another thread dedicated to this subject in the PN forum...
PM's and IM's are great, but I think there is a definitely lack of discussion/commentary and support on this board, especially lately and especially on the PN forum.
There is some wonderful work being done and those suckers are extremely difficult to make. Something like Brent's recent chapter, which had oodles of customs, a fantastic diorama and a terrific story - well, those efforts deserve kudos and attention and of a very public kind.
I have been very vocal about trying to drum up support for all the great work that gets done in the PN section (not to slight the other customizers efforts all, but I never felt that the other forums were as strangely absent of chatter) and I think all of us should try to do better to be supportive and constructive.
Personally, as someone who has worked very hard on photonovels in the past (and hopes to again in the future), it makes it all worthwhile to get a lot of nice, detailed comments....and, alternatively, it's crushing when that doesn't happen.