I see that previously completed Gigs are still posted. I urge EE to leave them posted, as they represent invaluable references for the Freelancers. In consultancy, as in many forms of business, having happy customers and good reviews/references is of critical importance when trying to win new Clients. Taking down those previously completed Gigs would be harmful to the Freelancers...well, the Freelancers who got excellent Reviews.
I am disappointed there was no announcement
I'd be happy to donate some brain power if and when the time came to have serious discussions about re-envisioning it.
Lastly just a thank you to EE for listening and trying to make this the best community out there. Looking forward to seeing what the future brings!
No matter how immediate the action needs to be carried out, we need to make sure we announce it ahead of time.