Agree. Basenotes used to be where I would go to read reviews about a fragrance when I was researching what to try [blind buy] next. I haven't even tried to use Basenotes for that purpose since the changeover. Now, I use Fragrantica for that.
Basenotes has demoted itself to an AOL chat room. Much knowledge, and some good threads, but little more than a single-purpose website now.