The Realms back in 1992 was one of the 1st D&D products I tried via the Eye of the Beholder videogame. I bought a bit of 2nd ed material for it even though one of the other guys was the Realms guy, another bought Darksun another one bought Ravenloft. After the high school group went their own way I bought more than a few Realms books during the 3rd ed era only stopping towards the end when quality took a nosedive. Dragons of Faerun or Serpent Kingdoms would have been one of the last FR products I bought and the War of the Spider Queen series was the last novels I bought. With the destruction of the Realms via the spellplague+timejump I more or less bailed on FR.
Now they seem to be at it again with yet another RSE and the time line is going to be somewhere after 1479 DR. It looks like they are trying to retcon out the spell plague and minimising it impact but the date is still wrong and I'm just not that interested in future future FR. I can kind of see why the developers are doing it but even if I end up picking up D&DN I think I will pass on FR agian as the setting really died for me a few years back probably to the point that short of a reboot back to the grey box or retcon back to 1375 and picking up where 3.5 left it. I'm just not that interested. I am happy to play Mystara, Golarion, homebrew and Eberorn instead.
The FR forums here are all but dead and it seems the new FR articles often get 0 comments which indicates that FR could be in a lot of trouble as the FR boards have never been this bad before. Of course I am only 1 person but I'm just not interested in the sundering at all and I have not even played FR since 2008 or so. I'm not even reading Greenwoods new articles.
Greenwood and RAS have inherited a crappy situation and I have also looked towards Eric L Boyd as well for FR lore more than RA except when it comes to things like Drow. The main appeal of FR to me was watching the story progress from say Powers and Pantheons Yuan Ti writeups in 2nd ed through to the Serpent Kingdoms book of Faiths and Avatars to the Lathendar subplot in 3rd ed through various books and the Amaunter heresy. Things like that appeal to me not the 1479 reboot or whatever they are going to try and do.