I don’t think at all that there are less people coming down with GBS or CIDP. I think that like Lee & Brandy said, many of us have been coming here for at least 5 years, some even more. I am getting to the point where I feel that I have enough posts here on the archives, that I have answered every question that has been brought up, that I need a rest once in awhile.
As with most forums, turnover is quite common. I remember when I first came to the forum in November of 2002, people like Jethro, Cathy B, Brandy, Dick S, Gene, Jerimy, & Marc M posted on a daily basis; now I don’t know most of the new people. But even if I don’t post as often, I hope people will feel free to PM or email me with any questions or concerns. I have stayed so long because I have had such a severe case of CIDP, which is rather rare.