I would say that the genre has officially died and has been brought back to life as a different beast. Everything that used to be popular topics, especially the older old-school franchises, have been buried and replaced. Or, they have been buried and have yet to be replaced. After the remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in 2003, all bets were off and a new era was coming. It seems that newer technology has slowed down traffic here, but I also think the constant reboots (as worthy as some of them are) has caused many fans to lose interest in the forums as well.
I miss how much more active and fun it used to be, especially in 2003 with FvJ going on. That is a pivotal flashpoint for me. I never even knew about the FvJ rumors until late 2002, but the early-to-mid 2000's are a wonderful time period to reflect on with numerous topics and conversations, some I still remember well. It's tough to recall when everything signifigantly slowed down.