I'm not sure how many folks were around back then, but Die hard left for the better part of the 2011 (EDIT: or was it 2010?) season. Kept posting Die hard-esque complaints about the She-View -- even though they were obviously a part of the rotation at that point -- made a big stink, and disappeared. Stayed away until late September or October of that year. Maybe if I'm courageously bored at work I'll try to dig up some of his She-View freakouts. They were entertaining.
Looking at those links, man... BN used to be cool. What happened?
Things never feel as cool once the bandwagoners get on.
Even so, Ace would've had a rough time keeping the lights on with just us commenting.
I think it's one of those things we just have to be grateful we got to experience while we could. Nothing gold can stay, Pony Boy.