2014 is going pretty well so far. Thanks for asking!
I was thinking about your last post "Looking backward and looking forward" and it made me think of this dude, Janus, who is the Greek God of beginnings and transitions. He's typically shown with 2 faces, one looking back and one looking forward. January is named after him.
Was your title a subtle reference to him?
I think you're doing a good job of "transitioning" NG. Nobody's perfect, but you've got a long term vision and are small enough and dedicated enough to adapt and absorb the mistakes. I believe you're, rightfully, trying to keep the spirit of the past (looking back), but adapting to current needs (looking forward).
Supporting non-flash stuff, as much as it pains me to admit, is the way to go, so the video support, unity, html 5, and mobile support are HUGE.
I wonder about the NG "image" problem. There are plenty of sites with nsfw stuff that still have mainstream appeal (tumblr for example), but they seem to have cracked the egg of "sharing" their content easily. It's still fairly hard to share my NG stuff outside of linking directly to NG.
I suppose the biggest problem is providing value for exclusive stuff to be hosted ONLY on NG. Apparently the built-in ads aren't paying enough and neither is the exposure factor for the big-timers (who can't be expected to remain loyal to NG exclusively when the traffic isn't there). NG is still great for up-coming talent though because it's so hard to break out on Youtube or independent game channels and getting 5000 to 100k views is a huge break for a new-comer. But I don't know if people are thinking "I need to go to NG to see the newest thing everyone will be talking about" like "The Ultimate Showdown", "There she is", and the Bitey stuff did back in the day. If there were certain things ONLY on NG, then everyone would link to NG to watch/play them from facebook, reddit, twitter, etc. without you even needing a huge presence there. Are you opposed to asking people to make things NG exclusive? Possibly even focusing on the smaller "up and comers" to make some exclusive stuff in a series or something to build their name on NG before branching out?
Sorry for the ramble. Happy New Year!