The same thing applies to trolling. The great masters of the past have done their thing and gone. Some have moved on to different territory: the best of adequacy is their off-beat satire, not their dreary repetitive wind-ups of Linux evangelists. Some have abandoned all trolling apart from the occasional rant. Some have become semi-respectable members of the community, only subtly working trollish elements into their work. But there are no great trolls still trolling regularly today: those that do bear the same relationship to Oog the Caveman as Mrs Higgins from number twenty-two does to Claude Monet.
Trolling is finished. All the combinations of topics and styles have been exhausted. All that remains is stale reiteration of the great trolls of the past.
It would be nice to think that the volume of derivative trolling would eventually fall, but that's unlikely to happen. It's been said by some that as the net matures, eventually there won't be enough newbies left to troll; but I disagree. For most of the newer arrivals, the sole purpose of internet discussion is trade flames with opponents with ludicrously exaggerated opinions. They're not being trolled because they're ignorant of the existence of trolls; they're being trolled because they enjoy it.
So. Stop trolling, please thanks.