Ditto, ditto, ditto.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, I have arisen to make an appearance here to say that (as one who often held one of the "highest number of postings" honors on the OLD Olivia forum) this new site is just not the same or conducive to CREATING the bonds and the community that we so easily formed through the old site.
I gave it my best effort here for several months/over a year, but finally dropped off due to a real inability to regain the sense of community we had here before. the "instantaneous" communication we had before on the old forum, which offered so many opportunities for quick and spontaneous communication on any number of topics in just a few minutes (even on DIAL UP, at that!), allowed even those pressed for time to jump in, have fun, develop lifelong friendships, etc.
The old forum is what made me want to take more and more trips with Olivia because I wanted to see the people with whom I communicated there. While the trips are great, and Olivia is fantastic in terms of the service and vacations it provides, it is the PEOPLE who make the trips special and meaningful and it is the COMMUNITY that was created that drew our world together and encouraged us to get together.
Climbing off soapbox to go back into the ashes. . . I say, rather wistfully, "I miss the gay repartee we once so enjoyed here, Evergreen, K&J, JoCindy", et al.
Cheers and best wishes to each of you!