one half year later...
I really can understand that the persons in charge have no time, I can understand too that some people maybe lost interest. But if the idea of a new addon site is frozen, fix at least the two important bugs at the current addon site:
a) File of the day
Check the DB, I don't know how the start site determine the file of the day, but if the reason for this are moved or deleted files, it should be possible to fix it when someone control the entries in the DB.
b)Change the design of the page
put below the menu on the right side, or at the top or bottom of the left side, a textbox about the files in the contrib pack.