I'm still here because i enjoy dress up games and to gather inspiration to draw and create characters from gaia's items, also the games are quite fun and help towards getting more items to get my attention all the time.
I'm trying to lurk less ( new years resolution) to imrpove my english and meet new people.
I'm pretty seasonal when it comes to Gaia as well. I'd spend time here for a least a month, then take a break, then come back again. But there is something about this place that keeps me intrigued though. I love the avatars, and I love the dress-up options. And most of all, I love the forums and how we can earn gold by posting to get more items to dress up in.
I have a huge weakness for forums, and this one is the best I've been on because of the gold earning and dressing up.
No other avatar community has as nice items and avatars, in my opinion. the only one I even like a little bit for avatars (since TinierMe and their cute avatars shut down) is Crysandrea, which I only visit infrequently. I'm pretty attached to my doll and she inspires more OCs and stories than I like to admit. It's a fun place to be and aside from the avatars I rather like the forums, too.