I must admit, I kind of agree with you. I started over on Wood Online, kind of gravitated to Sawmill creek, but when John Deere Addict/ Steve Ash PMed me and said this place had formed, I felt privileged to come here.
Back in those days you would see the sub-forum topics unchanged for a week because there were so few members. It was not bad, just small, so I tried my best to inject as many thread starters as I could to kind of keep things rolling. So did the other 25-30 members and what you see today is what was started with then.
I'm not sure how, but this place is really unchanged. A few have dropped in and out, but in 3 years time (I think) the familiar crowd has gathered and stayed, and there is a great collection of new woodworkers. I aliken it to going to the old hardware store where people pull up an empty spike keg, talk woodworking or whatever, and then come and go as the non-stop conversations take place.
Lately though I have been contemplating something radically different. I like people on all the forums I visit, but maybe its too many. Posting, blogging, starting threads...whatever you want to call it, I have been thinking of severely limiting my online time. You know, try to do more do, and a lot less typing. I was thinking today, probably the only forum I will stay with will be Family Woodworking. No member bashing, no foul language, no over-inflated egos. Yep limit myself to the best forum on the web.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"