He took it away because nobody was starting threads under the right sections... This forces you to go to a certain section to look for things and if you start a new thread you are all ready in that secion....To many people were just putting every topic under General comments. I was moving 5 to 10 a day and I know Drag was complaining about having to move so many too... I'm sure the other mods were at it too so something had to be done to try and get everyone to post things under the proper headings.... Just look at the dates on the topics and you know if something was posted today that you might have missed...i think drag took it away to speed up the site.
The first couple threads are usually "sticky" so they stay at the top of the page no matter when they were last posted on...Certain important or popular topics are made sticky for the newbies to see...Why is it that when you go into a forum the dates are so sporadic,it'll jump from Dec 3 and the next post will say nov 6 or something.