The Second Life Economy in Q2 2011 in Featured News A group blog by Secondlife in General Posted September 16, 2011 Maelstrom - Fancy baubles surprisingly don't seem to be holding on to new members, somtehing we all knew. Instead they're tp'd in to events where people don't usually have time to help them figure stuff out. Shockwave - totally agree with your main comment. Market place has killed off SL shopping which means less places to go exploring, less events - just less everything. No places to go, no events - nothing for new people to do. Land's for sale all over SL - our sim included now, and more going up everyday. Sl's just getting too expensive and regulatory now. We're not children, we don't need to be monitored at every turn, and we're not all rolling in extra cash to keep paying out when we seemingly get noghint back. Want to keep people interested? LISTEN to them!