no isnt dying, just these are not the best days of BWMN's life. as the oldschool ones left the site the recent admins are even more free and yeah sometimes are fighting, which is a distressing factor to the users i guess.
I'm not good at starcraft, i don't play this game for competition so it is hard for me to give an opinion on what is bad and what is good on the maps people discuss about. I wish i was better but.. i prefer playing FPS games :P
So now u are probably all asking how i can make a map without having any knowledge of playing the game.. well this is a reason I stopped making maps (+ i couldn't find any good ideas to work with)
I love map making though, i might make an effort to make more maps :O
I don't think it's dying, but it isn't at its best right now!
I have a new map, but i won't submit it here or any other map of mine in future. Since most of the theory crafting people here are very wrong on juging maps i really don't want to read their craps on my maps.