I'm rather new in kohana, but i'm much more skilled in other php frameworks like yii and symphony, and want to say that comunity must be united!
For framework to live, for developers to grow! Lets be closer to each other! Let's chat in gitter! Please come in! There are only one room with 2 man...wtf! More than 200k people on yii!! It is pop , yes...but...
But kohana, as i see, is still alive if we are here)))
Link to gitter room: http://gitter.im/Altenrion/Kohana-framework
I'm waiting & believe!)