Darinwc, I know what you mean. I've been there and back. I stopped photographing for about five years or so and came back to it. If it is of any help to you at all I've looked at the photos you have posted here on APUG and I think some of them are among the best I've seen here on APUG or anywhere. I'm thinking first of the one called "Legs" I think. I even remember the first time I saw it. I said right out loud "Wow, that is so good, so very good". There are several others as well that I think are wonderful and have wished I could do as well. I hope this helps. Sometimes all you need is for someone else to tell you what you really already know to make it all seem better. I had a good friend who did that for me once and it was a huge help. I hope I helped you.
JOHN