I agree, the boards are really quiet lately. Even the GH board has been slow the last couple of weeks. That one gets more traffic than this one by far, but still, not as busy as it used to be. I think it's just the time of year. I notice that on the weekends and in the warmer months, the boards tend to slow down anyway. People are busier, and are outside more.
A few of us have noticed the door thing you mentioned. It is very strange they designed it that way. I don't think any houses do that. Maybe there is some reason they had to do it that way, but I can't think of one. Aside from that, I really love the new sets. La Boulaie looks a lot smaller, which doesn't make much sense to me, but I really love all the others. I hope eventually they will add another restaurant or something. I know it doesn't really matter, but I think I will tire of seeing that coffee shop and Shelter all the time. I guess if that is what keeps the costs down, I can deal with it, but I would still love to see them expand a little bit over time.