Gatecrasher, the Sheffield club, is now sadly no longer a weekly occurrence, instead limiting itself to regular but infrequent nights and one off events around the UK, and the world.
Saturday nights at the Republic are now dedicated to yet another student orientated cheesefest.
Some people think that the decline of the established superclubs in the UK is due to clubs not making enough money from the sale of drinks, partially due to the extortionate prices, but mainly because of most people being too pilled up to drink anything except suspect water from the club toilets. I asked a Gatecrasher employee about this though, and they said it wasn't the reason. As pointed out by FastEddie, the increasing commercialism of the club, as well as what was to some people a too rigid music policy is likely to have been the main cause.