Not really 'disheartened' but it would be encouraging to see [Views] changing - which was possible up to 1K but beyond that the forum just reports 2K, 3K etc. and it takes some time to record 1000 views...so don't be disheartened Mate. "People" (well at least Don & me anyway!) ARE reading - AND enjoying.
To some extent it's a matter of knowing that what one does is useful to someone else which is why I record all the mistakes! No matter how forward thinking you may be there always seems to be an opportunity for 'life' to trip you up.
The .PDF views are noted separately from the thread views so I can tell if the .PDF has been downloaded which is why I had concerns over Don's welfare.