With respect, I would quite strongly disagree with you on that (and with Croms - wish I’d thought to say it while he was still here) - while it may be true that you don’t have the latest information about some in game systems, there is still a lot you guys can contribute:
a) there are still lots of console players in need of help, and us pc players can only guess at solutions,
b) you still have considerable knowledge of many aspects of the game, and of its history, the changes it has been through etc. Sure, some bits may have changed on pc, but a lot remains the same as well.
c) camaraderie and contribution - the forums aren’t just about ‘solutions’ and the ‘latest changes’, your presence and involvement is appreciated - we are all people who for one reason or another feel strongly enough about the game to want to involve ourselves with the forums, that in itself is a shared experience.
d) in my opinion, perhaps the most important point of all - the game, and Funcom benefits from the opinions of console players - what you think of the changes you’re hearing about on pc should matter to Funcom, because it is to their advantage (and yours) if they ‘get it right first time’ when they do update to consoles. If there are things you hear about that worry you guys, Funcom needs to know that sooner rather than later, because it may be a while before they can fix something if they misjudge how it will work on consoles. On which note, I would urge console players to ask pc players about the new systems - sure, try to avoid spoilers if that’s an issue, but try to gather information on the stuff that’s coming so that you can figure out if there are potential problems that might not have been considered (I saw a good point raised by a console player about the new crafting stations - they are large and you end up with many more benches - this could lead to performance issues for consoles - if that is correct, Funcom should know about it now, but pc players won’t know that).
To cut a long story short (too late!) - I think you guys are valuable to the forums and, while the long wait may get you down sometimes, console will get the updates and your opinions are just as valid as anyone else’s.
Just my two cents…