I've never visited another Flash Portal site, nor do I care to. And I can't imagine why any NG user would even bother looking elsewhere. Without having seen them, I'm willing to be that even though they're copied from NG, they aren't nearly as good. Plus, your core members at NG know that NG actually cares about its users, not just about making money, which is another thing that I bet the copycats fall short of. I can understand your frustration Tom, I really can, but think about this...........
Do you think those sites have the same loyal fanbase that you guys do? They may have the look and functionality, but that doesn't mean they've succeeded in copying the community, spirit, or intentions of NG.
There's a lot of us who are here to stay and who will ONLY post to NG (with exception to my online portfolio).
Many of us have said it before and I'll say it again, we appreciate all you've done for the Flash animators community and we'll do our best to support NG long-term.