Part of the problem is that all of the "big name players" from way back when are in a different spot in life now. I'm working in a game store, so I'm still active-ish, but Many people just aren't as game centric as they were 5 years ago.
As a side note, I'm not actually good at building spoils decks. My teammates were better at it- all I did was play tight and do lots of limited. I mostly played things they recommended with my own tweaks after pile.dec.
3peat reigning national champ/co-champ (USA!)
Active member of the boards for a LONG time.