I check 3 forums each and every day. Notes/Domino 6-7. Notes/Domino 8.5 and IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition.
I find the developerWorks dW Answers "forum" difficult to use at best, and overall find that vehicle off-topic for the majority of the discussions that Notes/Domino users have.
Obviously, IBM is weighing the additional loss of revenue against some crayon mark on the wall, so I wish them luck.
It's sad, really, Notes/Domino is still a great platform, but it seems that after these many years we're finally losing out..