It's pretty funny that some people are insinuating that Turbine "destroyed" the forums because they wanted to discourage people from posting. Because reading the forums these days mostly feels like a butthurt fest, imo.
Threads about breaks from the game, quitting the game, game down the drain, game degrading, game too easy, blah blah.
It's all (well, most of it) become about how much Turbine sucks, or how better other games are, or how the game is not being played by anyone, etc.
This has gone so far that I'm starting to think that a good 3/4 of those who post on the forums are here only to complain, even when there is no reason to; like it's become a habit or a hobby... most people on the forums don't have anything useful or helpful to write, nor they care when someone actually posts reasonable questions or provides info or even starts an interesting conversation. This behaviour is annoying, detrimental, and completely pointless, not to mention the fact that I strongly disagree with those who say that the forums represent the game population. Quite the opposite, I reckon.
Personally, I think I might actually quit. But not the game, this den of trolls and flamers called forum.