Norcal here... forums are too much to manage into an app-based world. Folks have definitely moved on. But yes, not very active. I've posted very infrequently but usually only if I needed some assistance-- there are some very knowledgeable folks still lurking and they come through when summoned. It's just you're driving a 17+/- year old car... I'm driving a 15 year old car... so there's that. Welcome anyway!
My 04 spec is my DD: SF to Berkeley and back again.
04 Spec V
Nismo: Cams, Cat-back, FSB, RSB. JWT Valve Springs, BSR. AEM CAI, MMI, B&M SS, UR pulley, 2JR Plenum, Fidanza 11lb. flywheel, Spec Stage 2 clutch. BR coilovers, 6K swift springs, Nismo wheels, Projector HIDs @ 6K, LED tails and LED turn signals
~170WHP w Cats intact, CARB-legal.