Layer 2s and the cost of gas fees during April/May 2023

It seems quite annoying, to see that Layer 2 networks meant to scale the Ethereum blockchain only achieved speed but the gas fees are insane. What worries me is the fact that Ethereum was at this current price sometime ago and the gas wasn’t as high as it is now.
Did No of transactions increase significantly ?
What the bull run will be like can’t even be Imagined