I'm not sure if I'd be considered a long term member, I definitely haven't been here since the beginning. But I have seen things come and go.. things change for the better.. and for the worse.
However, with the popularity of the iPod itself (not just the touch, nor the iPhone), a whole slew of new members would come rummaging in. The iPod has been hackable for years.. most generations I believe.
The iPod Touch is the first iPod I have ever owned, let alone modded/hacked. I would be more than glad (especially with summer coming up) to write some tutorials to kick start the new subforum off.
As mentioned, the iPhone has also become super popular. With the 3G iPhone speculated to come out soon, popularity will exponentially increase.
In the end, it's not xbox-scene.. it's scenyx. Does the slogan, "Hack it. Crack it. Mod it" still apply to this site, no matter the device? Does the slogan, "Screw the Warranty" still apply to this site, no matter the device?
It would not have to compete with the iPod/iPhone only forums out there, it would just be a place for us iPod/iPhone members to join and discuss various hacks/mods/apps/etc.
But ultimately, it's not my decision. I do, however, support the request for adding an iPod/iPhone subforum.