I wholeheartedly agree with you. FD doesn't get nearly enough of the attention they deserve.
Gatsby has been done for a while... nothing's been "officially" released but it's pretty apparent that they're moving on and are busy with their other projects (Search/Rescue, Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground, even Red Red Blue). It's really sad, I know, but Search/Rescue has been playing shows in the Seattle scene a lot lately and Kay Kay is simply phenomenal.
And I am most definitely going to be at this show.