It is mostly the Coffee Shop that keeps me here--so many really special people who post there, and even those who post there rarely or not at all these days, I got to know there and remain friends. There are so many USMB 'trolls' or similar types who deliberately and predictably attempt to derail or disallow any kind of philosophical discussion that it is difficult to have one in the more popular forums. Sometimes it happens there too and I enjoy it when it does, but I have usually found other sites that don't allow so much non stop profanity and personal sniping at each other, or that don't consist of mostly canned sound bites, more satisfying for good discussions. Such isn't my cup of tea so if USMB becomes only sound bites, repetitious slogans, and personal insults or everybody I love here leaves, I will leave. Until then, this is my board home.