I think we all at sometime or another have thought of packing it in. It is demoralizing when attendance is low but most of the community is feeling it. Take a good winter break away from AS, you'll see, things will be better next season.
The veterans will never go away as long as they are shooting something (be it RS or AS), it's in the blood. Remember, it's the only sport where you can dress up and shoot your friends with cool guns.