That is why we left. It is just too difficult. iNat has superb identification tools, where one can batch ID all observations of a taxon and rapidly go through and make corrections.
Judging by the number who have translocated, the experts appear to agree that it will be simpler to wait until the transfer is done.
it also has those tools you wanted for your lichens (e.g. you can create a project and add those observations that you want to the project, without having to ask users to add tags).
Unless the Open University gives us permissions that it is not doing at present (nada: they are as quiet as tombstones), we cannot pull across comments, except for users that give us permissions and that also log onto iNat so that we can transfer their comments. Fortunately we have permissions for 85% of data and 80% of comments and IDs, so far. You have not yet commented on whether you want your IDs and comments to come across or be lost.
Yes, it is the quieter time, but there is a huge European component (esp. the Spanish). But this morning for the Cape Flora we got more observations than iSpot got for the region the whole of January, so that cannot be just that: there is no one on iSpot, but hundreds of registered users are using iNat at this moment. (e.g. 8 people registered and unregistered on iSpot and 11 people added observations in the last 60 seconds on iNat). But even when busy the local cloud keeps speeds fast.