Hopefully more people will find their way to lidraughts over time, we still need to hit that "critical mass". The online presence of draughts is a lot smaller than chess, but should be big enough to have a thriving community here, given enough time. We will stay around and keep developing anyway, that's for sure!
Time controls with or without increment is an eternal discussion, this is a matter of personal preference. Those who like the current situation usually stay quiet though, while those who would like to see changes speak out. Of course the tournament timecontrols are always open for discussion, although 10+5 would be too long given the usual amount players.
I didn't know thibault streamed coding sessions by the way, I would be interested to see how he works and what setup he uses. I don't think I'd be comfortable doing that myself though, I haven't got any streaming experience.