Well, after a few days of mulling it all over, I decided I am not ready to throw in the forum towel on this place.
NBS is back open and will stay this way until the next steps for this forum.
I am going to rebrand the site (new URL and name) and replatform to new software along with changing the color scheme and more.
All content & pictures will be retained. There may be some bumps along the way and it will take me a month or more to get it all done as my free time is limited in recent, but I will get it done.
In the meantime, NBS is going nowhere and we will keep moving forward. It's been nearly 11 years, so forward we shall go, full steam ahead.
It will never be what it was back in the earlier days, but too much time has elapsed to just let this all go down the drain.
More to come!