Tom, I can be speaking for myself only as I don´t know why other masters have stopped circulating new skins. In passing years I have been releasing a plenty of skins. However because of having another newborn I have had to change my priorities. Family comes first now and it will be that way for some time. They have been "waiting" on me for couple years as if I had a spare time I put that into skinning. So now it´s my turn to give a little payback to my most beloved.
A time for skinning is a luxury I do not have these days, for above reason given of course. And some need to sleep, ha ha. However if I have some free secs I am always poking around to see what is new or to give an advice if required or to encourage folks around.
I understand you Tom or other folks. However sometimes the life beyond skinning requires more effort so one does not have a time to do what they love the most.
However I have never said I gave up. I am just taking a break. After those years I guess I can take a bit.
To you Tom I just wanna say this. I have spotted several complaints saying you have done couple of similar skins recently. My advice to you is that you don´t need to listen up if you don´t want to. You were skinning at the time I did not know anything of it as well as those nonsayers. You are a respected member of this community. Your visible approach is to deliver functionality. Bearing that in mind there isn´t infinite options about skinning user friendly. A lot of folks sometimes do not get how tricky and tough way is to skin everything during the nights when one is buting their butts meanwhile the other sleeping okay are just coming and critisize. Constructive critique = good. But such as rude all those that just try to push one back = those are for nothing. All what I want to say is that you have been amongst the skinners who inspired me. So keep it up. You do just great, Tom.