Speak for yourself mikedot.
Anyway I think both Toq and Christophe were much older than college age, unless you mean like some kind of doctorate or post-doctorate work...
Anyway it seems like Christophe is working for Microsoft OR some other big company OR he started his own company and he's working on that, and too busy and doesn't care about the community as a whole worrying about where he is (he only tells individuals what he's up to now and then when he feels like it).
Toqer, I thought he got tired of the community since C- was gone, found other interests, and then some weird stuff like him being banned (either he banned himself or requested somebody ban him, I guess, because I never banned him, and if he was banned and didn't want to be he had only to ask and I'd have unbanned him...), which I don't get.
Nothing has really changed in the last three years except that Emulinker, anti3d and buddhateam have sprung up to fill the void left by mamemore, TFR, and EKmame and continue development. Christophe hasn't done new development on Kaillera in a long time, so it's always been other people, but it hasn't been until the last couple of years that anyone worked on a new server replacement (we're not there yet of course).
I closed the ranting forum because it had just become a spam pit. It's been pretty quiet because people either don't know we exist, don't care, or are just happy with mame32k .64 because they have slow computers and only care about 5 or 6 fighting games that work "good enough." Or Kawaks, I will admit there are a sizable number of Kawaks users, playing the exact same games basically.
FinalBurnAlpha, Kawaks, Nebula, they're essentially emulators that appeal to the vs. fighter fanboys and cps2 fanboys. The kiddie community was hugely based on CPS2 and NeoGeo fighters after all, and they continue to be. They're like the counter strike mavens of the emulation world. I kinda miss the obsession over DnD:SOM. At least that game was somewhat cooperative and unique, rather than just the same old dragon punches, fireballs and super combo juggles and whining/bragging.
There are a few old school servers, but I don't know how much of them are actually populated by old school players (ie: non vs. fighter fanboys and kiddies).
Set your mojob mame color in display to match your stupid ass desktop color to avoid black screen in netplay, fukaz. t(';'t -TFR, AD 2-20-02