Returning to playing after a little break, and wondering the same. I played heavily on US speed servers, with groups like NATO, IMP, IBM, NWA (those guys were THE most fun!). Played a few COM and AU servers, too.
Playing com9 (New Year's 1x) and not seeing familiar names. The game seems smaller overall, and the forum much quieter. Or maybe everything's just harder to find (like the game interface itself - holy clutter, what were they thinking?).
If anyone's playing and has a group that plays hard and has fun, hit me up.
(BTW: it's really annoying to have my original forum account with thousands of posts just vanish. Rude.)