I remain a devoted diehard fan of BIONICLE. That being said, I don't expect or even really want it to come back. I wasn't crazy about the direction the story was going in, and its retirement is giving me a chance to use eBay to fill in the gaps of the sets I missed. As a young child, I was completely addicted to the sets and story up to the very end. In retrospect, I consider the crowning jewels of the sets to be makes like the Visorak, Vahki, and large sets from 2003-2005. BIONICLE remains one of my biggest inspirations as a writer. I believe the execution of the BIONICLE storyline would have been greatly improved if it was not limited by the toy line. Many characters I was very interested in (mainly the non-canister sets from 2007-2009) didn't have the screentime I was hoping they would, simply because of the massive amounts of characters Greg had to fit in.
With BIONICLE's end, I have "moved on" to LEGO Star Wars and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (the first two episodes are actually kind of like BIONICLE: six elemental heroes learn to master their powers and expel a dark evil, restoring the benevolent godlike leader to his/her status). In 2012, I got a part-time job, which helped counteract how expensive SW sets are (this further opened the gateway for me to really get into the movies more than I was before; I wasn't the "Star Wars nerd" I consider myself to be now until post-BIONICLE). I consider Hero Factory to be inferior to BIONICLE in every way, both set- and story-wise. I never looked into the Ninjago sets, but I found the TV series to strike a desirable balance between cheesy kid stuff and a legitimately interesting and well-written plot. I still indulge in BIONICLE comics and books often, and am as much a fan as I was in the glory days.
99% of BZPower has grown out of this pointless fad. If you're part of the 1% willing
to cling to it out of an irrational pseudo-nostalgia, copy and paste this into your signature!