I've never been part of the group, not really. I don't read fic, I haven't written in over two years. Only reason I was there in the first place was because I followed Jim and Brucha.
In all fairness, this degradation was around before I took over maintaining the channel. Only a matter of time before all the petty infighting and backstabbing boiled over. Who was I kidding?
Downside being, I'm too damned stubborn to just let it die =P