Also you have to think of the new kids that happen to be looking for a strategy war game, if they don't update the looks every few years people are going to play one that has more eye candy.
Joke of the month, seriously.
What new kids? When was it last time you saw a 13-year old in any chats? "New kids" don't understand the concept of browser game, at all. Until TG makes mobile app there will be no new kids to think about.