Shop till you drop, forever

I went to SL14B yesterday and it made me wonder: is SL just a big giant mall now for Linden Lab and nothing else? I am old enough in SL to remember that SL anniversaries were a huge celebration for all sorts of creations. But with Sansar coming up, I guess they don't care so much anymore. Anyway, it's a mall on 3 sims and I found this pretty dress on sale :)
Pose: HelaMiyo :: Poses :: Mayday
Dress: ISON - badland dress
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Manami
Shoes: DMD "Esther" Pumps w Socks

*update* ok so that shopping mall got me confused as I thought that it is the full SL14B but apparently they will do some celebrations from 18th to 25th of June (I think I went only once in my 10+ years in SL)