I was recently asked via tunebox why I hadn't yet revived any songs, and while I was replying, I thought back to some of the discussions on the forum.
There's been the point made that Reviving an old song gives new people a chance to hear great music that's been buried under the avalanche of more recent uploads. There's been the counterpoint made that Revived songs push otherwise deserving new songs out of the way by automatically hitting the top of the New page.
For my part I haven't Revived yet for 2 main reasons. First it's because there's too much new stuff to listen to and bump. I'd rather spend several hundred points each maxing out some songs that haven't made it yet to get them to the activity page (or if I'm lucky the homepage), than 1000 on a song that's already made it. Second is that is that some of the songs I would most want to Revive are from artists who still have great songs with high bump counts that haven't yet posted. Folks like hot bitch arsenal take quite a boatload of hits to post, and I've seen it happen with them and others that a new upload with a ton of momentum failed to post because someone revived an older track of the same artist hours before. That's a mixed blessing for the artist and the listener.
I know there are other Revive philosophies out there, but this one is mine. Still... I probably will revive something... eventually.
Now, ask me why I haven't subscribed to any other listeners so far... :-D