How can you really say one way or the other? It could very well be behind us if the community were to collapse and registrations/active users fell off current levels, but I think they're ahead of us if everything were to pick up while still maintaining the feeling we have right now. It would be great to see the multiple communities or interest groups or what-have-you develop but who can say if that will be the case, it's all dependent on the right people finding Hubski and deciding it's somewhere worth their time without too many people leaving in the process.
I'm saying neither and taking a non-answer because if you you feel they're always ahead of you then you can't appreciate what you currently have and if you say they're behind you turn into Uncle Rico. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, who knows. I'm sure there's some philosophical term for the stance I just took.