Sometimes, I think my posting reviews seems, somehow, that I'm blowing MY horn, not the artist's! (okay...poor choice of words on my part ). So I don't post many any more.
That's so curious you'd feel that way, but I can understand why.
Let me say that having a reviewer such as yourself post on a third-party website, such as CDBaby, brings with it an extra layer of "authenticity" that can't be matched if the artist just posted the review themself. I would say that you posting it would mean a lot more to the artist and listeners.
Someone (yourself or anyone) taking the time to write their thoughts and feelings about a release to share with others is gratifying and humbling to an artist (to me at least). Even if the review isn't glowing, which I think folks would agree is a nice change of pace, a productive review that makes valid points should be embraced not shunned.
Back to the original topic: I have to agree with the majority that changing this forum would cause more harm than good. There's nothing wrong with it. Why change it? Ebb and flow happens to all forums and sites of this nature.
I admit I'm very much a lurker, but then I'm generally a man of few words in person so that's my excuse.
I enjoy the conversations on this forum, and there's just enough content to not get bogged down by visiting every other day.