No my friend... I'm the same way, used to be the first thing I did was check out the message board and see whats up but now I only check every other day.
It's not commercialism buddy, its just such a hard time to be a NBA fan... There is no offseason... No CBA... Any proposed trade ideas will be shot down with the inevitable "The CBA will not allow that!"... And we are all scared of losing a season and losing Chris Paul, and equally scared of having a season and keeping the same crappy CBA that only allows about 6 teams to succeed. When/if the season and free agency restarts, you will see a flood, and I mean FLOOD, of users returning to show their love for the site... But as of now, with no NBA news and no Hornets news... Well this is basically a site for a bunch of guys to talk to each other about random junk. Lame. So don't head for the hills yet. Just be strong and wait out the storm like I am.