It occurs to me that you have been gone for years. It was 2008 when you stopped being so active, and it's now 2010.
A brief overview is in order:
Jane29 left, and returned, and left, and returned and... you get the idea.
2hot4u was perma-banned and now abuses us on other sites.
LatiosMaster47 became a moderator, and is very popular for his comics.
Insomniac stepped down as a moderator due to "incidents" regarding Pwizard and GameFAQs.
An attack on GameFAQs was launched, Zeth_Durron returned victorious.
Me and Zeth_Durron are super bestest friends now =D
Fault2k went all inactive and lurkerish.
Planb grew up and stopped using italics.
lamile started blogging a lot less, as did Shibby.
Lots of gay rights debates.
I got flamed =D
People now lurk /--\ frequently, and it's obvious and annoying.
Fewer members have awesome personalities
Religion is pretty much a taboo subject.
Dhampy x Dancer are clearly the favourite canon pairing.
Jane29's boyfriend got an account.
Lots and lots of username changes.
GDS became inactive, and got a girlfriend.
CHU mass MSN convos of 2008. Details are not publicly disclosed, you'll have to ask one of us about those.
Lots of people became less inactive, new people appeared, older members returned.
A lot of annoying new members IMO
Dhampy stopped being the local deity, and simple an idol to the lesser idiots who cannot comprehend that he is only human.
Lots of relationship advice was passed around, especially from Neo to me.
The RP Thread was born.
Dancer's Fanclub Topic crashed and burned.
CHU has a hate club.
Some members are nearing or already at the 5 year mark, the rank was named after the first active member to reach it: Elite.
Plenty of annoying trolls.
The video phase, which is still not over for many of us.
Photo blogs everywhere.
I'm almost at the character limit, so I think that's enough excitement for now I can't think of anything else, someone else might though