I'm trying to give my old project arts.in.ua a new life. For that I'm rewriting it from a scratch, adding multiple languages, and targeting more than local markets this time. Problem is, the old site is huge and complicated. It's more like what we called in 200s portal. And I know that 80% of the functionality doesn't add any real value.
Should I waste time on recreating it, or make people really angry by just dumping all those futures (at least for start)?
The core of the site is gallery/rating system/comments/sales.
But we also have forums, classics, art buisness catalogs, news, simple site builder, events, contests, and even our own counter/site rating.
All of the mentioned doesn't used much and wouldn't really contribute to income. But it would be a hard sell for existing users to just destroy all this functionality.