Again, do you have data? Or are you just going by gut feel?It's certainly possible. It seems judging by comments here that some areas have gone up and others are down, but I haven't seen enough to quantify it.
I've no way to prove it but we've got a dozen players in the last two months and have gone from 1 to 2 tables in our weekly games to 2-3.
Some areas will go up and some will go down I suspect in rural/lower pop areas it goes down and in city areas it goes up.
While we had the monthly Vegas Game Day, PFS play was consistent in Las Vegas, which I would consider a 'city area'. For Vegas Game Day, we consistently had 3-4 tables of PFS play. After Vegas Game Day closed its doors in December 2013 (one year ago), PFS play pretty much dried up. I agree that various posters have reported ups and downs in PFS participation, and I don't dispute the campaign coordinator's assertion that PFS play is up overall. However, I can't help but notice a dramatic increase in PFS play on the international level based on the posts of various Venture Captains outside of the United States.
So there is overall growth, but the next question is this: is there dropping participation in the United States? If there is dropping participation in the United States, and there is increasing participation outside of the United States, then what is the difference?