It's been like that for years. For all of that time, it's been just me, so i know how you feel. I still check the forum multiple times a day. And yes, people pop on, ask a question, and rarely return to read the answer.
It's a shame, i know. But you can get some really decent answers from here. I've looked at "jumping ship" and offering my services to a more populated forum, but do not know where is popular.
Oh and try not to "Necro" (dig up really old posts).