We do have a choice in this, though. We can simply not participate in this forum, and if we feel the need for Catholic discussions there are many more forums out there.
You mentioned earlier that no other forums have the active membership that this one does. That was certainly true, but I suspect that may change very rapidly now, whether by people going elsewhere or simply dropping out of these types of forums all together now that the prefered site is gone.
I’m not kidding myself, this is simply not the same place it was before. I understand that a change was needed due to aging software, but this kind of overhaul was unnecessary. Between the loss of regular members and the total stylistic overhaul this is a completely different forum. This isn’t a forum I would sign up for if I came across it, so why would I continue with it now?
I’ll continue lurking for a little while longer, but as of now I can see that this place isn’t for me anymore.
Peace and God bless!