Part of the decline in numbers can be attributed to school and college starting. It just ain't summer no more!
Somebody mentioned that they aren't playing because they got Counter Strike. It's always the next BIG THING isn't it? Today everyone's doing this. Tomorrow everyone's doing that. Shows a lot of devotion, doesn't it? Just follow the trends, and go with the flow...
Personally, I still enjoy playing but I'm frustrated by the lack of people using PROMOD. It gets boring hacking at a person with a light saber over and over until finally you kill them, or they get a bigger gun! It's like chopping down a tree with a dull axe!
Promod makes it fun and challenging! You have to use use some SKILL! I don't understand WHY it hasn't become the standard.