Nichole I too was here in 07 and then had to leave and came back as Silvie a year ago. I noticed the same as you. The big thing that I noticed was the lack of anyone talking in open chat. It use to be more fun with everyone talking away. I remember people tping into my house ....that sounds not good but in a way it was funny. It just seemed like SL use to make me laugh more. Now I think its a bit harder making friends and finding where you belong again in SL. It is nice though to have the mainland cleared up of all the junkie billboards. Rereading this I sound old lol.