What's happened to profiles? I find it useful as far as aiming answers at the right level to have a profile to go on. And on some sites, the geographical location is an important factor. Seems everything is becoming more secretive. Why?
They are still there, however, as per this post on meta.SE, they are being updated to allow for more responsive/dynamic pages. You can still find almost all the information that was previously there, it may just be a different route to get to it.