I was initially annoyed to see implications earlier on Planet Ubuntu that Ubuntu community was in decline. I was tempted to name this article "Why the Negativity? Let's Get On With Making Ubuntu Awesome"
Ubuntu community is not in decline, if you take a broader view and stick to basics. Some (may) continue to focus on a very narrow segment of society (developers mostly) and that's a shame. It's also not the ubuntu I joined. I seem to recall that "We're all one." We do not count certain types of people over others and we should not proclaim the decline of a community when a thin demographic is not increasing in numbers.
Let's define some terms:
A metropolitan area (city) in British Columbia, Canada.
An area that is traversable on foot or bike or public transit within 45 minutes.
A group of people that share an affinity to one another, historically by virtue of being local.
An increase in numbers over time.