No, the whole system has changed. You used to get original content coming out a lot more often. The hivemind has set in here like it did in /b/ so long ago, and everything that gets posted these days is largely old hat.
The stuff that made /a/ interesting in the past isn't as common anymore. The above mentioned groups of posts are only adding insult to injury.
Or maybe I'm just getting bored, and it's starting to seem tedious. Any newfags in here? Having nothing to compare 4chan to in the past, is it interesting? I know it was awesome when I first came here, but one of a couple of things have happened since then. Either it's shit now, or I've just seen it all, and it doesn't tickle my funny bone anymore.