Okay, there's not many places I can publicly grumble about the way things have gone all over in the transformation genre but here, where I'm the boss, I figure it might be alright.
Overall, do I like where things have gone? No. Am I going to actively push it towards what I like? Also no. The genre has changed in many different subcategories, reflecting a shift of the demographics and the social constructs that make up this genre.
The transformation genre has always been dominated by the 18-30 year old (at least as far as content producers and active members) age group. I am now a few years beyond this age group and am starting to feel the effects. I'll start with what you guys are likely least interested in:
Age progression: I like late teen to late 20s AP, a gawky teen to a statuesque beauty. This genre overall, age regression/progression, is pretty much dead. This is likely because it has gotten increasingly difficult to find anyone willing to touch a genre that can and usually is labeled as borderline pedophilia. This is understandable but alas, it lets me down. I have no desire for 5 year olds becoming grownups nor grownups becoming 5 year olds but the art produced these days is generally fitting right there, likely of the opinion that if you're going to get into this, you might as well go in all the way.
Breast expansion: Realism has never been a strong suit of the genre but now it's almost entirely gone from it. Boobs never stop at a nice full generous set but instead seem to go into the realm of the entirely impractical and often, it is now paired with some form of giantess type growth. Room-filling boobs and girls don't interest me much, either. And it's all quick, too. No slow appreciation of the new assets, just boom, boobs.
Now for the one you here at this blog are likely most interested in:
TG: This was my final refuge after AP and BE went crazy. The changes were usually slow, the final result realistically sexy. That era is over. Let me be clear: for the social health of the global population, the trends are encouraging. For weirdos like me who like a nice slow change into a sexy girl that is not 'realistic' by the standards of the honest-to-goodness TG community, it is disappointing. There are a few new trends which do nothing for me but which appear here to stay.
Slow transformations of a non-medical nature. These days, slow transformations are more stories about real-life changes on hormone therapy, etc. Which is great that more people are feeling comfortable sharing these desires and their own personal stories. Please don't get me wrong. I love everyone. I just am not interested in reading these stories.
Normal guys and girls. They don't exist in these stories anymore. Either they are total assholes who are about to be punished or they have a secret desire to be a girl. There is no middle ground. There are no more stories like Bikini Beach House Carwash. Just an average dude slowly being changed and trying to fight back but slowly succumbing.
And the girls... they're all awful. They either go way over the top in revenge or they are far too eager to indulge the ones who have secret desires. As in, they bully them to accept those feelings.
Lastly, as you may have guessed, I have no desires for girls to have male equipment. I don't find it unnatural, unholy, sickening, etc., it just does nothing for me. But that, too, is increasing in popularity these days.
None of this is to say in old man fashion, DAMN KIDS, GET OFF MY LAWN! but just a reflection of an era that has passed. I'm glad that people who may have felt repressed are feeling less so these days but it just doesn't reflect my level of kink.
As such, I rarely if ever find anything I care to share anymore. Reading what we do get here is about all the things I can find that might have a chance of falling into my interests.
There we go. If you're in the 18-30 bracket, you likely found this to be the ramblings of some old dude. But if you're around my age, maybe you find some familiarity with what I say.