Right after the new forums came on line, there was a lengthy discussion about the MBC forum. Although many folks wanted it back and Mr. Skin had good support as a potential moderator, that's as far as it went.
As for me, I didn't jump ship. I accepted a full-time position as Director of Product Development with Masters of Defense/BlackHawk Products Group. It was not an easy decision and involved resigning from my full-time job with Paladin Press and my position as Chief Instructor of the MBC program. However, I am confident that I made the right move and now enjoy opportunities I did not have before. I also stil maintain positive relationships with both Paladin and Spyderco.
I honestly do not think the MBC forum will be back. However, I continue to lurk and contribute here, so if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask. I'll do my best to help.
By the way, I only look here, not at the off-topic stuff.
Spyderco Special Projects Coordinator
Founder and Lead Instructor, Martial Blade Concepts