heartbreaking for her fans in general and on the forum, but in her career on being an actress, it could do her some good. We can't expect them to stay forever, what is long, say...3 years..? they only started AKB in..what Oct 05? what i question is, did acchan stop going to the events to focus on tv/CM, acting and other areas because she was getting less attention and fans at these handshaking events? or did Acchan just decide to focus on other areas, and as a result, her popularity dwindled at some of these events? Or is it just a mutually exclusive thing here..ok, nevermind overanalyzing it.