I think many of us have not found this site to be what we expected. The forums became interesting for awhile to hold many of us as paying members and some as ghosts. But many of the people who helped to make these forums interesting and lively have moved on, as others in future will I'm sure. It will always be changing. But I have met a few people from this site that I now consider friends, and will continue to stay in touch; and corresponde with a few additional people that I value as cyber friends.
There have been pro's.
I enjoyed reading your posts regarding capital punishment somewhere on one of these threads!
Good luck to you.