Jim Roe made a comment here about being the only CCD observer of SS Cyg at that time, and Sara Beck also mentioned to me privately that she and her husband were one of few observers of the most recent outburst. I did a check of the database for this year and last and found that the number of nights with at least one observation had dropped slightly (80 nights between November 25 and February 25, 2013, versus 84 over the same period a year ago), while the total number of observations received was down by a larger amount (840 this year versus 1028 last).
These aren't huge changes, and it's definitely not the season for Cygnus. But for something as historically important as SS Cyg, it did catch my eye, and there have been years where we had at least one observation for around 360 days of the year. If you're a person who formerly monitored SS Cyg and other similar stars but don't anymore, please feel free to share your reasons why here, I'd like to know.