Five seems to be about the right over/under year. A lot will happen in five years. The band will possibly drop a new album, or two, or retire. There may be an entire shift where the majority of the fan base moves from their punk rock 90's fan base to their post 2000 alternative fan base. Maybe that's already happened, though thankfully not here.
Like it or not this community is decreasing, and increasingly dependent on old members for good content. Inevitably, we'll gain a few and lose a few. The pattern seems to favor the latter.
Will you still be here in five years? How much longer will you stare at this twilighty, grayish forest with its empty emo bench? Will you eventually just say the hell with it? Will you slowly fade away, lurking more and posting less, fading into obscurity? Will you say the hell with all that nonsense, if everyone else is too cool then I'll be the one to help rebuild this place with thread after awesome thread?
In five years, will you still be here, and if so, in what capacity? Where do you see the board as a whole?