People are probably just "set in their ways", they already have something running, made a lot of changes and so on, and don't want to start over/convert.
Me on the other hand, I've been toying with various codebases for a long time, but have never really put something serious together yet. Fooled with Smaug, Merc, FUSS, CoffeeMUD and a few others. Even wrote a somewhat kinda-sorta working one in Delphi for laughs, just to see if I could do it.
Think I'm ready to take the plunge though, I'm done toying with the guts, I want to start building a game, and from what I've seen so far in the few hours that I've been toying with it, AFKMUD is great
. Downloaded it, applied the changes from the bugs forum, and it ran beautifully on both a real Linux system and Cygwin.
Thanks for your hard work.