From my experience yes. First joined the community in 2008, with this account: http://osu.ppy.sh/u/36057 which I have been allowed to keep. Got bored and left for a few years then returned late last year. CPU crashed June this year, lost all beatmaps and other things and lost interest yet again. Might come back soon and of course be overcome by boredom again in a few months. Some sort of pattern appears to be forming here.
Show me a perfect community and I'll show you a pig that can fly.