I agree with the OP.
Stagnation can be avoided by adding a few Ringo-less boards. Music, movies, games, etc. Even the Silent Hill Forum (the UK one, can't stand the other one) has these small, segmented boards which allow people to just breeze on about what they like, and it generally does not hurt the outside atmosphere of SILENT HILL-NESS at all. SH news becomes old VERY FAST, and we all end up having nothing to talk about, until someone starts a topic about Antonio Banderas, which somehow makes us all talk about Vampires, then TrueBlood, then the guy who plays Bill Compton, who would make an excellent Henry from SH4...see? It all comes full circle.