All I'm saying is, whether you are critizising it or not, saying darkspore is dead, is a sure way to get people to reconsider leaving, and the more people the leave, the more others will leave, this is an avalanche effect. It's psychological, and I know most of you aren't here to critizise, hopefully you actually want more players, but posting this is a great way to do the opposite.
For example, I know Maxis doesn't give a rat's behind about my forum here for side games, they would never read it, and any new developement newly created adding side games would be purely coincidental. Isn't this a waste of time then? No, caus psychologically, if people see ideas for improvements, they may want to make their own, making them more open, and more likely to reconsider playing. And although this idea is just a meesly topic on a forum, the fact that it has entered peoples minds that it is possible, will make them more exited and inclined to play.
This is why I never try and talk about whether darkspore is 'dead' or not. It could be, it may not be. Bottom line being, that this all has negative connotations, and will only lead to pushing the game down even further. Even the text I am writing is not what I want to be doing, as it's 'bad connotation', but it is important to be said. I'm not saying I want you to go around yelling "I love darkspore", but anything neutral, anything helpfull like new ideas, changes, strategies, tips, all these will help. Trust me they will. (I happen to know quite a bit about psychology, and the avalanche effect) (PS: I am not angry, just pointing out...