If you take a look at /a/'s front page, other than this thread, what do you see? This is what I see:
- A generic anime discussion thread.
- A SaiGAR thread.
- Another SaiGAR thread.
- A "Subs where" thread.
- Another generic anime discussion thread.
This is essentially what /a/ is. No panache, no vivacity, no soul. There are some that are happy with that. This is, of course, subjective, and relevant to taste. I, however, am not. I liked coming to /a/ and being taken slightly off-kilter by the enjoyable tangents. I liked having random threads that involved stuff I was interested in. I liked, well, all of /a/. Even if there were certain parts I disagreed with (Not a big fan of Touhou, among other things), I wouldn't want it out, because it was part of what made /a/ interesting. It's what sets 4chan's /a/ apart from 7chan's /a/, or 420 chan's /a/, or any other /a/. We were unique. Now take a look at the above list. You can find something like that on any anime discussion board, anywhere. It's generic. It's unoriginal. It's boring. /a/ has changed from a unique and, dare I say it, fun place to hang out. It has morphed into a cookie-cutter anime discussion board, no different from the plethora of others on the Internet.
I ask you, is this what you want? Do you like normalcy? Do you like more of the same? If you do, then you should be delighted with the changes. I for one want us to be unique again.