Oh, where do I even begin. A lot has happened since the last time you were around. I'll fill you in via PM when I get the chance, but a major current event: Battlestar has been banned, and as a result, TRC fractured and was then disbanded. Other groups are trying to take its place, and Aero is starting Operation Resurgence.
I have a group called the Triumvirate in which three major Smogon groups with fairly close leaders are in a tight, mutually supportive alliance. Magma was in it, but they dropped out, so we need a third group to round it out. Interested?
It is the "Stock Exchange" centre of groups. Basically all groups who choose to join it can have their group stocks sold to investors. The price of their stocks will change daily depending on how valuable the group becomes or how much activity occurs in that group. Check it out: