No, the reason is putting hard work into something and only having 5 people, if you're lucky, care about it. I know I'm a good writer when I want to be, and so are others on this site, so fear ain't it.
The Master Debates is a great idea and even a seed, but I think more is needed to get this board truly going again. Rob's got a really awesome site here (as does Kevin at Stoogeworld), and it's a shame to see both boards go to waste. If anybody's got any ideas or dares to bring up an intelligent topic, bring it on.