While it's been my impression for most of the summer that the new guide has helped spread people out, I had an experience of unprecedented crowding one day earlier this season at Spider's Web (something like 14 people) and then I saw it again this Sunday at Moss Cliff. Don Mellor was one of about 9-10 people - and one dog - who showed up. And while I don't have much experience at that crag, he said it was the greatest number of people there that he'd ever seen. Sure was more than the two others I'd seen on a previous trip.
But those were just two days. Most of the rest of the year, it's been pretty quite where we've climbed, and I agree that exploring a wider variety of areas has likely contributed to those solitary days (and the discovery of some very good lines.) My thanks to Jim and Jeremy.