Yeah a lot of people have left or grown out of Gaia so it's a bit slower.. Or people just lurk now, like me! cool I realised pretty early on that LK was the best way to make gold, so I invested in a Sycamorte killer someone recommended and a TON of Ally Potions (I had a fair bit of gold sitting around from selling stuff I didn't want that had risen exponentially in price) and grinded it a bit but then just Ally Potion'd it to level 50. I've make all my gold back killing Syca's and then some so it was definitely worth it! I can make about 40-50 bill an evening if I actually focus, it's good!
I'm glad you're enjoying it! Gotta start somewhere anyway, sounds great! ^__^ I was going to specialise in sports before I got the newspaper job, but now it's just what I enjoy most - I still have to do all kinds of photography at work now. I also enjoy portraiture a lot more now I'm more comfortable working with strangers, which is great!