Amen. I think about Ara often. He gifted me some shoes in 2014 or 2015 and I still wear them frequently.
I can think of a number of BOTL that I miss seeing, online, in person, or both.*
Pretty much the entire MN crew (Mickey Morris, Joel, Clint Graunke, Dave, Will, other Dave, etc. Thankfully, Rupe is still around), ciggy, SkinsFanLarry, Clint, JDog, Doug (kk33) and more.
*As somebody that's been mostly absent myself, there's a decent chance some on my list have still been hanging around here without me noticing.