Originally Posted by doeboy711
Well it one aspect, the amount of comments doesn't mean anything. For me, being a new user, I would rather go to a rom that seems more active and alive than one that no one comments on or hasn't been updated in a few weeks/month. About the thread that has the 10k+ comments, most of it's bug reports, and user's helping other user's out. It is a very nice community that really helped each other out without flamming/trolling. The developer of that Rom is very active in his Rom's and puts out new versions when he or user's finds an error with something or find better performance updates. He has put out probably 43 versions of his Rom since the new base came out in Jan. That's an averave of 10 a month making the Rom very smooth. It is kinda like the way CM does nightly. Each download of his rom had over 1k downloads. His new ICS Rom that he built off the leak has well over 2k people downloading it. That is just 2 threads from one developer, and there are many more just like him.
Also, the Evo3d CDMA developing section has over 223,000 posts where the Galaxy Nexus as a whole (Sprint, Verizon and other one) has about 34,392 posts. That's well over 6 times the amount of posts over the GN. I was suprised to see that since this is a developer dream since it's pure android, get's updates first, and is unlocked, it would have more ROM's. I am not hating or knocking the GN community at all. Just an observation is all.
Basically it's exactly like lowandbehold said:
Posts in Android Dev Section are for bug report. Since almost everything about the GNex is bug-free, there is nothing to complain about.
And about your comment for recent updates: just look at the AOKP ROM as the most popular example. It's updated at a crazy frequency, and xda-developers is not even the main forum for AOKP since they post even more frequent updates at rootzwiki (really no advertising meant, just a fact for this specific ROM).
Another great example is franco.kernel which sees another nightly almost every day. There are tons of more examples, too much to actually write down (Trinity kernel, GlaDOS, GummyNex, SlimICS)
And both of the above examples are mostly adding new and amazing features or implement user requests since those ROMs and kernels are already nearly bug-free.
You obviously won't find a lot of Touchwiz / Sense / Sony UI ports because besides the technical (non-standard APIs) and legal (not open source) problems, there are not that many GNex users interested in those OEM UIs.
Another thing: I didn't check that right now, but maybe you should look in the GSM section of Galaxy Nexus which seems to me a lot more popular as the CDMA section.