I look at the headphone and in ear monitor ratings and I am seeing headphones with one review at the top of the list. It has been this way for years. I'd like to think that this isn't purely because the site owners of this site just don't care about the site anymore. The rating list used to be something that was very useful to me, but now is totally useless.
Another thing which is very frustrating is that there's a very low character count for how much I can type on my profile. This is nothing but a limitation and blatant down grade. It is something which for the second time makes me wonder if the owners of the site care at all about restoring the former functionality or if the people at head fi have basically stopped caring. I would really like to see this functionality restored.
I'm in total agreement. It's not the same Head-Fi I once loved and spent hours reading and surfing. I now rarely find myself on Head-Fi these days, opting out to listen to my many Head-Fi acquisitions accumulated over the years.
As for me, I am not sure the search option to find discussion and impression thread is useful. I now use a google search + the mention headfi to find a discussion thread. Before, I did it here on the website. Apart from that, I always preferred a black background less fatiguing for the eyes. And that's about it.