Welcome back! FW is still an amazing place with some incredible people who dedicated time and knowledge to help others become the best writer possible. I have learned so much since I joined 3 years ago. If I ever need proof that I am growing, all I need to do is look at my first challenge entry! I've come a long ways thanks to all those who left me constructive feedback. Now I'm eager to pay it forward.
I'm sure you've noticed some changes already. The biggest one is probably the new owners, Mike and Bea. They have poured their hearts into FW and it really shows.
Along with the weekly challenge, there are also monthly blog contest, as well as other contests and job offers. You do have to be a paid member to access some of these opportunities but if you can afford it, it's so worth it. I see how many contest that are out in the real world that charge way more than a Gold membership. Plus it has the added benefit of helping to keep this amazing site going. Things have been rough financially all over the world, but I can't imagine what life would be like without this amazing site.
Feel free to ask any questions you might have. There is usually someone around who will know the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.