I, too, have been here from the beginning - actually followed Julie's blog before the site was even open, and so sad to see her go.
I wish her well, and hope her personal life calms down so she can relax and get back to scrapping.
Piggyscraps - I'm excited to see you keep the site open and wish you luck. I'm sure you'll do great, and I'm excited to see things getting back on track. The designers here are wonderful, and this has always been a fun, friendly site. Thanks again for doing what needs to be done to keep it open.