Interesting analysis. That is certainly a frightening scenario if it's true.
At any rate, I think people are at least reading the forums because the number of views always seem pretty high compared to the number of posts. I have tried quite a few times to direct traffic here and watch the number of views go up during those times, but still people do not post here. I would guess many have not even registered.
There are several forums that I view myself that I rarely or never post at, so it is understandable.