The community here at the forums is rather interesting. That someone would notice the absence of regulars, even those they vehemently disagree with, is actually a bit encouraging.
There are a bunch of forum regulars that I don’t think made the transition from the old forums to the new ones. Or at least, dipped their toe in the waters here and decided it wasn’t for them. I’m terrible with names, but several faces spring to mind on the subject. One guy was charming and witty, pleasantly sarcastic, and I remember he posted something once that had me fall out of my chair laughing (his response to a thread about “Boycotting 3M”). I often wonder what became of him. Or one name I do recall is Baltec1. I don’t know if I agreed or disagreed with the things he used to post, but I remember seeing his name frequently and I think I responded to him a few times.
There’s other regulars whom I know did make the jump from the old forums. Ralph King-Griffin, Tipia Riot among them. There’s something comforting about seeing regulars crop up in conversations, something about EvE being in good hands if it can retain (for years on end) passionate and serious-minded people like that.
I miss Tippia, though. I think that was her name.