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Some of the changes that I've seen is simply the sheer quantity of caches available. Groundspeak recently went over 1M active caches worldwide. That is great from one standpoint in that wherever you go, you'll be certain to be able to go caching (except for off-limit areas). On the other hand, many people get into Geocaching to "try it out", and put out trashy caches. Poor hides, lousy containers/SWAG, don't maintain them, and forget to remove them when they stop playing the game.
I actually preferred caching in its infancy when it was more of a "secret". It was like a club, and if you didn't know the proper handshake (hand to chin), you were in the dark. I miss the mystery and the unique hides. Now, I'm generalizing...there are still great hides and cachers out there they make it great. Why else would I continue?
I think Jeremy et al have made some great improvements in the website. They have been working really hard to improve the interface, add features, and make this one of the most fun and afordable hobbies around. When you look at it, a GPSr, a $30/year premium membership, and desire for adventure is a pretty cheap hobby these days. It appeals to the very young and the young at heart.
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