That's when the REALLY good coders were alive. Not saying there aren't really good coders now, but they had MagmaPOP, and Valgo, and Madi...etc...and THT doesn't always pick the best projects to go in Featured, ya know. And there might be a lack of active people on Hopscotch. You never know! And, Featured is updated more frequently now, so it takes a while for the projects to get a lot of likes. The projects that have 1000+ likes have probably been on featured for a while.