I get there and again sometimes. Usually I leave for a few weeks, rarely if ever for a few months. Honestly in the last few years the biggest (yet temporary) attractions to me have been zOMG and Achievements.
I was horribly bored of Gaia before. I came back and started doing things I never did before, and made a new account. Pretty much a fresh start, and its fun again. I've been playing since I was 8, in 2006
Hmm... Ja, the Annual Halloween event always brings me back to Gaia cat_3nodding ,,,And I usually remain pretty active all the way up to new years too cat_xd
The months from Jan to Aug are really the worst on Gaia, because either the events are subpar (like this year's V-Day event... if you could even call it an event...) or they're unbearably annoying to do (like the Grunnygeddon event cat_stressed ) or pointless gold sinks (like PieHard). I mean, there were a few non-Fall/Winter events in the past that were good (like Prommegeddon, or however that is spelled, and the Rejected Olympics), but very rarely is that the case... cat_stare
The main reason i have returned after such a long time. (last time i was on there was no gaia towns..nothing like that) was my friend BalancedFan. He plays all the time and enjoys it, i dont mind it. Just cant seem to hold my attention for long, much longer then facebook could any day though, the drama is usually kept to one corner here. Plus new things seem to be coming along at a steady rate..except for zOMG i would love to watch that game flourish into something much more wonderful then it is. That and many more games..they could do so much more with this site, kinda upsets me sad