When I set Super Mario Maker aside a few months ago, there was still a rather steady flow of levels being made and notifications coming in that someone had played one of mine (didn't actually finish it or star it, but whatever I certainly didn't question my worth as a human being every time it happened). I recently started firing it up again as my "let's play something before bed" game, and I noticed that the levels rotating in on the 100 Mario Challenge were almost exclusively Japanese. I went to the level browser and found that all the recent uploads were also Japanese. So then I went to the Mario Maker Bookmark Search Engine Why-Is-This-Its-Own-Website thing, and sure enough, Japanese levels as far as the eye can see.
I don't find it at all surprising that the game has maintained it's fanbase overseas, but is anyone around here still actively playing it or creating levels? Did we all unconsciously and unceremoniously decide to move on? Did the Switch make THAT big of a splash? Perhaps Breath of the Wild became the go-to Wii U game (it certainly did for me), and once that was done so was everything else?
Given that the last forum post on this very website was three months ago, is Super Mario Maker truly done?