Sounds good to me. We were very similar.As strong wind skills and equipment developed the longboards began to take a back seat originally with strong competition from mountain biking;and then from all sorts of things. We acually got into waterskiing as a lightwind alternative.
Personally dont think lightwind "sailboarding" irrespective of initiatives (and new equipment)will ever get back to what it was.
There are just too many competitors (and with avantages) in light winds.
We shouldn`t worry about promoting the sport or the total number of participants.