Am I just getting old or is the quality of topics gone way down lately? Not treaty or anniversary topics, but all the other stuff. I think I just saw a unilateral color protection topic by some unknown micro. Did we have this same old &$*@ 4-5 years ago too?
Are you asking yourself "Who is this alliance leader?" more and more? I used to know most names and posters, but now not so much. I think I assume that new leaders will have more of a multi-chain oA, coalition>ind. treaties, bandwagon attitude which has been culturally more acceptable these past few years, while older leaders are much more stable like Xiphosis, etc. Even people I wouldn't normally like (say a Grub or Crymson), I find I much prefer seeing them post or lead an alliance since I know what to expect and know they have been through good times and bad times. I find myself often times judging someone by their "Nation Created" date.