Rex, I am so glad that you are still around. Life does throw curves at us all, but as you have found, you must pick yourself up and carry on regardless. That you have found your interest in photography again is good for you and certainly for this forum. We badly need you and all our members who have, understandably, been drawn to other things.
Yes swanseadave, David Kilpatrick does appear to be taking his websites downturn badly as unlike us, his income is being hurt. Dyxum's lens database is far and away their strong point. however their posting rate has also taken a hit. Conversely, John and I do this for the love of photography, not for gain. The satisfaction of advising/helping members who want to know about or express themselves through photography, is sufficient and we are still here for all our members, and for new members who may join.