Just because you no longer have tanks or snails or whatnot doesn't mean you aren't valued here. There is more to you than that. That goes for everyone here--you have what you love.
You have the excitement over getting a new cool piece for your tank. You have that wide-eyed look when you plop a new snail into your tank and see him stretch his tentacles for the first time. You have that sense of triumph when you see your snails cozying up to each other. And then you have that sense of paternal/maternal pride when the tiny eggs are finally born... and with a joyful heart you watch them grow into something even more beautiful, something even more clever. You feel that desperation and frustration when one of our little friends becomes sick or injured. You also have the upset and heartache that comes with losing one.
Just because you no longer have snails in a tank doesn't mean that people here will stop caring about you or shun you. Your post count alone tells me that you have something to say, and it isn't fair that you were gone by the time I got here. Call me selfish, but if everyone else likes you, I am bound to as well. I feel like I missed out on something since we never "met."
And for the record, my only water snail died. I watch his empty tank and wonder if I'll ever find another one. I guess that makes us both snailless.
... I sound like a jerk.
I just want people to be happy. You should do what makes you happy, but it seems like a lot of people really miss you.