I guess with the holidays, crazy work schedules (I know my company is a little nuts right now) and exams/break for the college kids (never thought I would be old enough to refer to college students as 'kids' ) it would be normal to slow down on the board a little bit.
I think everyone is just too busy to be browsing forums, I know I was until I took my last Final exam yesterday!
Doesn't this just prove you're younger than jbrady33?
Unfortunately, I can also refer to college students as 'kids'.
The toils of time.
On topic however, I think you're right in saying that because of college/university exam season and the holiday seasons, everybody is too busy (studying or drinking, respectively) to browse these forums.
Pfft at 32 I was calling a 50 year old kid all day long. Boy that really annoyed him, but hey that's the term for apprentice in the tile setters union. Kid, cub, or dumbass lol. Then again that guy did go a bit postal and pulled a knife out on another journeyman @.@
You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.