AP, I can't really add much to this topic without wading into controversy or divulging personal details.
suffice to say, BRF is always open for anyone who wants to come back (barring banned trolls) and there have been *many* ghar wapsis over the years, some initiated by the mods/staff; some by the members themselves. thing is, sometimes people do drift away, interests change and so on with commitments in real life.
one thing is certain though, we are all well wishers of India & Indians (esp. the services) and this corner of the interwebs will remain a haunt for such like minded people.
I will say this though, I have being reading BRF for 18 years, been a member here for 13 years, been a mod for 10; the quality of discourse in BRF's mil threads nowadays (which IMHO is our heart & soul) is one of the best ever. that, along with Suraj's econ threads give BRF a quality rarely matched in any online discourse on Indian interests.