I was an active member on LJ from 2007-2010, on Fall Out Boy and Harry Potter related communities, and I met so many incredible people. I truly think this site still stands apart from any of the new social media/networking sites, even though I switched over to them and abandoned LJ myself as well.
I'm kinda hoping for an LJ renaissance. I can't explain why exactly LJ is so ideal to me as a platform, but I love it so much. That said, it's just not as fun with such a small user base. What do you all think?