aramisbear, it's a pleasure to have you here! If you browse users in this thread, you'll see I've been one of the most vocal critics. Why; because I was one of AGs biggest supporters previously.
As someone else said...this kind of outreach would have done wonders for the PR
fiasco...if it had happened months
ago. But as they say, better late than never.
I'm sure there are a TON of questions everyone has on their minds; I guess first and foremost, why not more alpha/beta testing before going public? As I've pointed out...this isn't some quaint, blog; there's money
at stake here, and lots of it in some cases.
Traffic is everything...and it can be fleeting. Once someone decides it's in their best interest to put you in their rear-view and move on...sometimes, you never get them back. Your following seems down; and despite what some of the members of your organization are claiming...those of us who are intimately familiar with your site, and the ads published there...believe otherwise.
Time is money...and money is money. When a site takes 3 times as long as it should to navigate, people have almost no incentive to hang in there patiently; they find a faster site. And if there's one sure way to shoot yourself in the foot...it's having the site be down, or application error after application error...when you're in the middle of trying to sell (or buy) a $5,000 amp.
I applaud your effort...and in fairness, yes...the site has been more stable of late. I just hope you and your cohorts can throw enough man-power to get things turned around quickly. It's been months
now, not weeks; time to get it together...if it's not too late already.