I have noticed this for a few days now...
And yes I have forwarded my ports
(In fact, I don't have any to forward, I am not behind a router).
Whenever I double click on (I'm using windows) the bitcoin client, it pops up and begins acquiring connections quite quickly, up to about 50 or 60 connections in less than a minute I would say.
When I run bitcoin.exe -server from the command line, the GUI pops up like normal but it only ever reaches 10-15 connections maximum, even after waiting for an hour or two.
Anybody else notice this? Anybody know why?
Notes: Windows 7, 32 Bit