This place is important to a lot of folks, whether it's because it serves as a escape from religion, or a desire for camaraderie, it's still important. Lately we've had a huge influx of trolls, Christians, and even folks who seem like decent people, but only post once, then bail.
The trolls do make things worse, and the decent people do as well, because it's been so long side a poster has stayed for a long time we've become used to every one being a troll or a religion thrower, doesn't hurt that a lot of them end up posting hotly debated political topics, always leads to argument.
In the end, I'm sad that she is gone, but I'm also worried about the fact that it looks like the average long term poster here is becoming more and more jaded towards the new ones, because of all the trash that has shown up recently. We've already got the whole clique mentality forming, I just don't want a good person to come along and be met with open hostility instead of being welcomed as a fellow atheist