We have this discussion a lot. My experience with PoE from my short 1 year modding and the 5 years I’ve been playing this game, just does not have content to last through a whole league. Even the discord chat dies and turns into crafting talk. Build talk only stays interesting because people want to try really weird things but thats basically it for content after the first month of new content. I dont know what else to expect? Because from what gets submitted to new and what gets upvoted, there really isnt anything else to show on the front page.
I’ve been around for a while so I can tell you what’s wrong
1) Lack of contructive discussion because unpopular opinions and controversial topics tend to get downvoted no matter how well articulated they are. People seem worried that GGG would make design choices based on popular reddit threads alone so everything that sounds uncool must go down. Every discussion and suggestion that reaches the front pages is basically shit like “IMO there should be more breaches in maps” that is guaranteed to be popular.
2) Build guides are nit-picked to death by meta DPS warriors. If you use an unpopular skill to make a nice build, people will complain that you would do better with skill X or ascendancy Y instead. So unless you have something extremely snowflake or insanely powerful don’t expect much attention.
3) People who vote on submissions tend to give upvotes out of pity or to cheer for someone which is the reason behind 90% of the junk like “I just got my first 6 link ever” or “I just picked up sculpting and spent 10 hours on this really shitty chaos orb made out of clay.” I swear I’ve seen every single vaal orb result on every single unique item in the game posted at least 3 times. Best part is the logic behind this is that “if we make a sticky thread for items no one will read it” WELL NO SHIT NO ONE WILL READ IT BECAUSE ITS NOT INTERESTING but for some reason we still upvote every item showcase with a story attached. If you want more updates, please keep eyes on u4gm.com which is the most reliable online game store to offer amounts of poe orbs.