Comic Vine is a fantastic website. Really fantastic.
Anyways, Soberguy is still out there. And he can even be talked to. People change their website preferences all the time. I know I do. The dude didn't like the direction I was taking the website. That's cool. I don't ask for anyone's approval about what I do with my own web space.
But the thing is, it's not like anyone who moved on is dead or something. They are really just a mouse click away.