This one has become my favorite. It's nowhere near the same feeling as the old days, and I don't like it as much as that impossible past world, but it's still the one I find myself checking the most.
Maybe it's just because I'm getting older, but I enjoy that it is slow and low-key, and it still has its own strong character. I think a lot of what I miss from those days was, even more than a sense of community, a sense of originality. The old clover and the successor chans all feel too much like the same stuff I can see elsewhere, and too one-note. But there are still some boards and some places I can find that feeling.
The old dark corners of the internet are now long-established cities. There are still dark corners on the internet, but they aren't full of bustling pioneers anymore, but old wanderers.