Watching game change, and not for the better.
I haven't been playing SC for a while, and while I wasn't expecting some changes, But one that hasn't suprised me in the least is the fact that the Animator message boards consisted mainly of people begging to have their realm "liked", a game mechanic I haven't seen yet. Other concerns for me include the scandal where many hardworking people of the community had their account shutdown, While GA claimed they were "cheating". Now, finally coming back and ready to play the game, I have found that it may be a better choice to continue on with life and leave this behind.
Pretty discouraging isn't it, especially given how great it was at the beginning. My first campaign was Four Houses and I have some fond memories from that and other campaigns. But not so much recently.
There was much more support for SC in the past, but as of around the end of last year, GA started on other projects, like the failed VfW.